ERIC Number: ED447899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-1
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Listening to Students: Studying for a Part-Time Degree in Early Childhood Studies.
For this study, 12 part-time students in an early childhood studies program were interviewed and videotaped concerning their personal stories as students. Initial analysis of their responses revealed main themes: (1) economic barriers to full-time degree study; (2) domestic responsibilities/gender issues (for example, the stress of juggling multiple responsibilities, the pleasure of pursuing an activity outside the home, and male students' status in the "minority"); (3) previous education/studying for a degree (students indicated that their current studies had improved their previous fearful or negative attitudes toward education); and (4) workplace links (students indicated a definite impact of their studies on their working lives). Characteristics of interview sample, invitation letter, and video questions are appended. (Contains 17 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the European Conference on Quality in Early Childhood Education (EECERA) (10th, London, England, August 29-September 1, 2000). Presented in conjunction with the video presentation, "Talking to Students," edited by Penny Holland.