ERIC Number: ED093450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Time Spent in N-V and N-V-A Sentence Structures in Family and Group Day Care Centers.
Fiene, Richard John
This paper, one in a series investigating day care services, is based on two assumptions concerning verbalizations of preschool children: (1) the complexity of verbalizations is more important than the quantity; and (2) the quality of care is directly related to the occurrence of the complexity of verbalizations. The higher the occurrence of complex verbalizations the more desirable the care. To distinguish between the quality of care given in family day care centers and group day care centers, two hypotheses are presented and tested which state that more complex verbalizations (N-V-A) will be produced in the family day care center and that the group day care center will produce more simple verbalizations (N-V) than complex. Ten randomly-chosen children between the ages of 28 and 54 months were used as subjects, and a total of 400 minutes of observation for all the children were taken by trained preschool teachers. Results confirmed the hypotheses, but significance levels were low due to some inherent problems in the procedures. These are discussed. (SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. Dept. of Psychology.