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ERIC Number: EJ987399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
The Integration of Care and Education: A Case Study concerning the Problem of Noise
Kishimoto, Tizuko Morchida
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v20 n4 p493-503 2012
This article presents a study in the context of action-research performed on three-year-old children at an early childhood education centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil aiming at controlling the high noise level and ensuring the well-being of children and adults. Well-being is perceived as a state of physical and psychological satisfaction, and is a central issue in pedagogy-in-participation, from which the perspectives mentioned in this study are adopted. The lengthy investigative process lasted from 2004 to 2011, due to little attention from public policies for noise control and to the bureaucratic culture that prevails in the country's public sector. The collective effort resulted in improvement of noise levels, nearing the country's standards of 40 to 50 dB(A), generating overall satisfaction and indicating improvement of the well-being of children, as measured by the Laevers Involvement Scale. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil