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ERIC Number: EJ864987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Parents Resourcing Children's Early Development and Learning
Nichols, Sue; Nixon, Helen; Pudney, Valerie; Jurvansuu, Sari
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v29 n2 p147-161 Jul 2009
Parents deal with a complex web of choices when seeking and using knowledge and resources related to their young children's literacy development. Information concerning children's learning and development comes in many forms and is produced by an increasingly diverse range of players including governments, non-government organizations and commercial businesses. This study used a survey, interview and artifact collection to investigate mothers' and fathers' reported activities in seeking, accessing, producing and circulating information and resources related to children's learning and development. Differences were found relating to parent gender and level of education. Parents' resourcing activities are also shaped by their particular goals for their children. (Contains 4 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia