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ERIC Number: EJ757530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
Early Care and Education Choices of Women in a Parent Support Group in a Working Class Neighborhood: Three Women Coconstruct Notions of Appropriate Settings
Garavuso, Vicki
Early Education and Development, v17 n4 p511-533 2006
In the process of choosing early out-of-home care and education for their young children, 3 mothers living in a working class neighborhood in New York City coconstructed understandings of care and education settings and practices offered within their community. A feminist-pragmatist framework guided the analysis of data that highlighted the processes by which they sought information and support to make those choices. Data indicated that their appreciation of child development theories and educational practices arose from experiences derived from their active participation in the development of a parents network. This grassroots network acted as an invaluable source of childrearing information, supported reflection on identity formation, and prompted political participation at varying levels. These 3 women coconstructed knowledge of early care and education settings by bringing thought to action--from inception, to development, and culminating in fulfillment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York