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ERIC Number: ED164113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 32
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Development in the Family and School Context: Who Is Responsible for the Education of Young Children in America?
Goldberg, Roberta Jean
Examining the adult's role in the development of responsive child care environments, this paper reviews several studies on children's daily learning experiences in the family, the relationship between parents' time spent with children and children's social skills and learning abilities, and the agents parents believe are responsible for the education and socialization of children. The paper discusses (1) recent societal trends of the family and maternal employment statistics; (2) amount of time parents spend in child care activities and demographic factors which influence the time that parents allocate to children; (3) how maternal education and employment influence the amount and quality of time that mothers spend with children; (4) how parent-child interactions at home affect children's cognitive development and academic achievement; (5) the relationship between quantity and quality of mothers' time spent with preschoolers and the children's preschool performance; (6) parents' preparation of children for first school experiences, including the education and employment characteristics of mothers and types of skills they teach their preschoolers; and (7) a comparison between types of school preparation provided children and their performances on measurements of cognitive development and school learning. Summary comments focus on how the above information might affect the decisions of early childhood educators. (SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (New York, New York, August 17-20, 1978)