Complexities and compromises: understanding parents' experiences and choice of early childhood education and care services

Noble, Karen (2007) Complexities and compromises: understanding parents' experiences and choice of early childhood education and care services. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 32 (1). pp. 24-29. ISSN 0312-5033

Abstract

Given the complexity and range of choice of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, as well as the diversity of family situations, research eliciting parent conceptions of their choices of early childhood services is both necessary and timely. This paper brings to light some important issues in relation to knowledge and understanding of parent choice regarding early childhood services. It synthesises findings from an initial study that aimed to investigate the ways parents make their choices of early childhood services, and examines and interprets the meanings they ascribe to those choices (see Noble, 2005).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version unavailable.
Depositing User: Dr Karen Noble
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2009 05:35
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: parent choice; early childhood education; grounded theory; phenomenography; mixed modal study
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4983

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