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ERIC Number: ED317294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-4
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Keeping the Family in Family Day Care.
Sale, June Solnit
In this paper, a statement of concern about short-term thinking by child care professionals is followed by a discussion of long-term planning for the future of day care. It is argued that day care policy should be made by those who best understand the strengths and weaknesses of the profession: providers and parents. Providers and parents should be in a position to act on issues instead of reacting to the actions of others. A review of central aspects of the history of family day care in the 1970s and 1980s is followed by a critical exploration of three models of professionalism: (1) the medical-legal model; (2) the sports model; and (3) the organization model. It is concluded that available models of professionalism may be inappropriate for the professional development of family day care providers, and that members of the profession may have to create and name their own model. Potential components of such a cooperative and humanistic model are delineated. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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