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ERIC Number: ED342462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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The New Wave Nursery.
Hutchinson, Sue; Hamilton, David
In 1990, a task force invited the Liverpool University (England) Department of Education to provide organizational support for a new nursery. The nursery had two goals: to provide child care for unemployed parents and to provide training for parents who wished to obtain employment as child caregivers. The first phase of the university's support involved clarifying the current circumstances of preschool education in Great Britain. Eight forces were identified as influencing preschool education: (1) a restructured labor market, in which the number of women workers has increased significantly; (2) a lowered age of entry into school; (3) an increase in the number of employer-supported creches; (4) the growth of workplace vocational training; (5) Labor Party commitment to nursery education; (6) constraints imposed by the Children Act of 1989; (7) the integration of previously separate day care and educational programs; and (8) effects of the National Curriculum on nurseries. The proposed nursery has not been created because financial uncertainty has jeopardized the future of the agency that originally approached the task force to propose the nursery. (BC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)