ERIC Number: ED134301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Infancy as an Occupation: Towards a Sociology of Spontaneous Behaviour.
Chamboredon, J. C.; Prevot, J.
This discussion is divided into two chapters: Dominant Social Definition of Early Childhood and The Predominate Definition of Early Childhood and Social Learning. The first chapter has the following divisions: (1) The child as intellectual learner and artistic creator, (2) The naive science and naive art, (3) The "cultural" market of early childhood, (4) The history of the nursery school and the diffusion of the new definition of early childhood, (5) A new relationship with early childhood, (6) The redefining of the mother's pedagogical function, (7) The rationalization of the cultural transmission and investment and (8) The social basis for "spontaneisme". Part II is divided into the following areas: (1) Social and cultural requirements for the good use of the nursery school, (2) Cultivated experience and language use, (3) The intellectual naivety of the learning process and its rationalization, (4) Inculcation within the family and school habitus. The latter includes subsections on techniques of discipline, work and play and interested disinterest. (MS)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culture Lag, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Employed Women, Infants, Learning Processes, Mothers, Nursery Schools, Parent Role, Play, Preschool Curriculum, School Role, Social Change, Social Class, Social Influences, Social Science Research, Socialization, Sociology, Teacher Role, Teaching, Young Children
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Note: Studies in the Learning Sciences 3