ERIC Number: ED342461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
IEA Pre-Primary Study: Phase 1, National Research Report, 1991. Nigeria.
This study examined the early childhood care of 4- to 5-year-old children in Nigeria. Data were obtained from 842 Parent Guardian Questionnaires from urban areas and 409 from rural areas. The first part of the report describes the characteristics of the sample population. These items include language used at home; household size and composition; parental education and employment; and family housing. Part 2 discusses the use of child care outside the home. Topics include types of child care settings; hours of child care; parents' reasons for using child care; and parents' problems with child care. The third part reports on characteristics of child care facilities. Topics include costs of care; travel time between home and facility; parental satisfaction with care; services offered by facilities; contacts between parents and caregivers; and child health. Part 4 explains the daily routine of the Nigerian child. Children are divided into five clusters based on whether their principal caretaker is the mother at home, the mother at home and work, an unrelated female, relatives, or the school and the mother. Separate analyses are made for urban and rural children. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Ibadan Univ. (Nigeria). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria