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ERIC Number: EJ1082915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Immigrant and Refugee Mothers' Experiences of the Transition into Childcare: A Case Study
De Gioia, Katey
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v23 n5 p662-672 2015
With increasing numbers of families arriving in Australia for humanitarian reasons or through migration, childcare centres may often be the first point of contact with dominant cultural practices for these families. This period of transition into childcare can be a fraught with anxiety. This article reports on findings from a case study conducted in a childcare centre in South Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. A small group of mothers and educators participated in interviews to discuss their experiences during transition into the centre. Findings show supports and challenges faced by immigrant and refugee families during this transition time and identify processes educators can employ to ease this transition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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