ERIC Number: ED122940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of the Caregiver in the Socialization of Young Children in Home Day Care Settings: A Case Study, Comparative Approach.
Colbert, Janice; Enos, Marci M.
This report describes the results (to date) of an ongoing exploratory study of the impact of home day caregivers on the children in their care with specific attention to the nature of the child-caregiver interaction. From in-depth interviews with the caregivers and naturalistic observation, the one factor which emerged as most salient in terms of differentiating the character of the interaction was "occupational self-concept" of the caregiver. The study explored the hypothesis that the more the caregiver perceives an educational and professional view of her role, the greater the likelihood that the caregiver will use a teaching-learning approach with the children. The hypothesis was found to be viable and worthy of further investigation. The report briefly summarizes the intent of a planned research project which developed from the original pilot study, and discusses the major implications for policy and further research. Appendices, which make up approximately half of the document, provides summary descriptions of the caregivers and other project-related materials. (Author/BRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Roosevelt Univ., Chicago, IL. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Denver, Colorado, April 10-13, 1975)