ERIC Number: ED156991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Socialization in Great Britain: Bradford Field Study Program.
Suelzle, Marijean; And Others
This compilation of 19 research papers based upon eight weeks of participant observation in 11 different nursery, infant, and junior schools during summer, 1977, is divided into four sections. The urban, suburban and village schools all utilized an informal classroom approach. A total of five authors describe the role of structure, free choice, and group activities; compare goals with practice; examine philosophy in terms of developmentally disabled children; provide an integrated day classroom case study; and compare informality in infant and junior classes. Other authors examine transmission of basic skills; creative expression; remedial reading programs; mathematics; and deaf education. In another section, six authors describe how classroom environment affects children's social participation; how differences emerge from cultural expectations based on sex roles; how teachers and peers influence maladjusted or withdrawn children; how teachers define expectations through discipline and reinforcement; how children's culture is transmitted through folklore; and how relationships are altered in mixed race adoptions. A group of three authors provide a historical perspective on the relationship between social change, social policy, conceptions of family and status of women, and educational provisions; present a case study of types of parent involvement in primary school; and present a study of a playgroup in a shelter for battered women and their children. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)