Singaporean early childhood teachers' responses to myths about child abuse

Briggs, Freda and Potter, Gillian (2004) Singaporean early childhood teachers' responses to myths about child abuse. Early Child Development and Care, 174 (4). pp. 339-355. ISSN 0300-4430


Prior to attending seminars on child abuse and domestic violence, 86 kindergarten and 64 special education (early childhood) teachers completed a questionnaire seeking views relating to the accuracy of statements relating to all forms of child abuse. This was designed to identify the accuracy of teachers' knowledge of child abuse and neglect versus the influence of universal myths. Results show that special education teachers were less well informed than kindergarten teachers on child protection issues despite international recognition that children with disabilities are the most vulnerable to abuse of all kinds. The results of this survey will be valuable for the Singapore Government's plan to provide preservice and inservice education relating to family violence and child abuse. It is part of a larger project.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version not held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 11:46
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2010 00:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: early years teachers; child abuse; myths and facts; special education; teacher education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/0300443032000153408

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