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ERIC Number: EJ1134952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Single Mothers' Experiences of Support at Their Young Children's School: An Interpretative Phenomenological Approach
West, Erin M.; Miller, Lynne Guillot; Moate, Randall M.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v45 n3 p379-391 May 2017
This phenomenological study explored six single mothers' experiences of support at their young children's school. Themes resulting from interpretative phenomenological analysis suggest the single mothers experienced tangible (e.g., school resources, school-wide events, structural flexibility, teachers' formal communication) and intangible (e.g., caring relationships with school faculty and staff, experiencing teachers as parenting partners, perceiving acceptance from the school environment) forms of support from their children's school. Furthermore, results suggest these single mothers experienced intangible supports more prominently than tangible forms of support. The support needs of these single mothers at their young children's school were also explored including the mothers' desire for stronger relationships with other parents and families at the school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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