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Morgan, Debra G.; Kosteniuk, Julie G.; O'Connell, Megan E.; Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina; Stewart, Norma J.; Karunanayake, Chandima – Educational Gerontology, 2016
An understanding of the specific dementia learning needs of home care staff is needed to plan relevant continuing education (CE) programs and supports. The study's objective was to examine frequency and perceived competence in performing 20 dementia-related work activities, and identify CE priorities among home care staff. A cross-sectional survey…
Descriptors: Nurses, Home Health Aides, Dementia, Health Services
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Hooper, Alison; Hallam, Rena – Journal of Early Intervention, 2021
This study examines the prevalence of home-based child care providers who report serving at least one child whom they identify as having a disability. Although many families choose home-based child care, researchers know very little about how many home-based providers care for young children with disabilities. Through secondary analysis of the…
Descriptors: Incidence, Child Care, Disabilities, Predictor Variables
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Sinclair, Ian; Luke, Nikki; Berridge, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
By age 16 the attainment of most children in or on the edge of out of home care has fallen well behind the average for their age. This paper uses the English National Pupil Database to examine how much of this falling behind occurs before the age of seven, and how any subsequent decline relates to time in care as against time outside it. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bowen, Maya; Mak, Sandra; Feng, Daphne; Alice, Wong – Childhood Education, 2020
Vietnam has been experiencing remarkable economic growth, which has brought about a mass urban migration. Despite the large number of young children, there is no public child care for children under 3 years old and public kindergartens are out of reach for many families because of high associated costs and residency status requirements. Given…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Urban Areas
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Ayalon, Liat; Baum, Nehami – Educational Gerontology, 2010
In Israel, the government partially supports personal home care services (grooming, feeding, assistance with transfers) as a means to maintain frail individuals in their home environment for as long as possible. Social workers capture a prominent position in these arrangements as initiators and supervisors of personal home care services. This…
Descriptors: Industry, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Family Environment
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Ang, Lynn; Tabu, Mikiko – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Home-based child care or childminding as it is commonly known in the United Kingdom (UK) is a service often used by parents and families in many countries. However, despite its prevalence, there is a paucity of research on the subject. Addressing this gap, this study presents new empirical data to better understand this type of provision in…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Cross Cultural Studies, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Hooper, Alison – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although home-based child care is a widely-used form of non-parental child care, relatively little is known about the home-based provider workforce and their beliefs and practices related to children and families. This study validates a previously identified typology of listed home-based child care providers (Hooper and Hallam, Early Child Res Q…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Beliefs, Child Care
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Hooper, Alison – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Home-based child care is a widely-used form of child care. However, given its prevalence, there is little research examining the providers' instructional practices and how these may vary by provider characteristics. Objective: The goal of this study is to describe variation in instructional practices among home-based child care…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Educational Practices, Child Care, Child Caregivers
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Gross, Thomas J.; Duppong Hurley, Kristin; Lambert, Matthew C.; Epstein, Michael H.; Stevens, Amy L. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2015
Background: There is a need for brief progress monitoring measures of behavioral and emotional symptoms for youth in out-of-home care. The Symptoms and Functioning Severity Scale (SFSS; Bickman et al. in Manual of the peabody treatment progress battery. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 2010) is one measure that has clinician and youth short forms…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Progress Monitoring, Reliability, Rating Scales
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Lundgren, Solveig – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore home care nurses' experience of learning in a multicultural environment. Design/methodology/approach: The study was based on qualitative research design. Data were collected through repeated interviews with registered home care nurses working in a multicultural area. The data were analyzed through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nurses, Community Health Services, Home Programs
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Hiilamo, Heikki; Merikukka, Marko; Haataja, Anita – SAGE Open, 2018
This study asks how Finnish 6-year-olds who stay at home before school start compare in educational outcomes with children who attend public day care. Earlier studies have shown that participation in public day care can enhance school performance especially among disadvantaged children. In Finland, the child home care allowance scheme supports the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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Rusby, Julie C.; Crowley, Ryann; Jones, Laura B.; Smolkowski, Keith – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: This observation study investigated the prevalence and correlates of learning contexts provided to preschool-age children in 133 registered child care homes in below-average-income neighborhoods in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. On average, 30% of the observed proportion of time was spent in structured teacher-led activities, 51%…
Descriptors: Child Care, Educational Opportunities, Observation, Incidence
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Shipton, Leah; Lashewicz, Bonnie M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: The purpose of this study was to uncover and understand factors influencing quality of care received by adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental health disorders living in group homes. Methods: The present authors conducted a secondary analysis of data from nine focus group discussions with adults with developmental…
Descriptors: Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Group Homes
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Leonard, Skyler S.; Gudiño, Omar G. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2016
Background: Youth placed in out-of-home care are at significant risk of low academic achievement and poor mental health. Few studies have considered the potential effects of school-related factors, such as school placement stability and school engagement, on youth outcomes. Objective: The current study examined the potential main effects of school…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Academic Achievement, Student Placement
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Macdonald, Marilyn; Lang, Ariella; MacDonald, Jo-Anne – Canadian Journal on Aging, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative interpretive design was to explore the perspectives of researchers, health care providers, policy makers, and decision makers on key risks, concerns, and emerging issues related to home care safety that would inform a line of research inquiry. Defining safety specifically in this home care context has yet to be…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Researchers, Family Environment, Safety
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