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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Policies, leadership, and private daycares

Chivi, Maya January 2010 (has links)
This thesis examines the legal and ethical obligations of Quebec private daycare owners and directors, towards protecting the rights and safety of children in their care and the staff members who work with these children. Qualitative methodologies included forty-two questionnaires completed by educators and seven interviews conducted with the participating daycares' leaders. Interviews were thematically analyzed and confidentiality to participants was observed. Results disclosed that children and teachers' rights were violated and their safety compromised due to over-registered classrooms and abuse while in care. Educators, owners, and directors were found to have low levels of knowledge of children's rights to protection and provision; teachers' rights to fair treatment and due process; and daycare workers' obligations to report abuse in private daycares. The study concludes that teachers, owners, and directors need to be better informed of children and teachers' rights and ethically motivated, to successfully ensure the safety and wellbeing of children in their care. / La présente thèse étudie les obligations légales et éthiques des propriétaires et directeurs de garderies privées au Québec quant à la sécurité et la protection des droits des enfants et des employés. La méthodologie qualitative comprend quarante deux questionnaires remplis par les éducatrices et sept entrevues de dirigeants de garderies. Les entrevues, analysées thématiquement, assurent la confidentialité des participants. Les résultats montrent que les droits des enfants et des éducatrices ont été violés et leur sécurité compromise du fait de classes en sureffectif et d'abus à l'égard d'enfants. Les éducatrices, propriétaires et directeurs ont montré une faible connaissance en droit des enfants à la protection et au service; du droit des éducatrices à un traitement équitable et à l'application régulière des règles; et des obligations des employés à rapporter tout abus. L'étude conclut que les éducatrices, propriétaires et directeurs doivent être mieux informés sur le droit des enfants et des éducatrices et être éthiquement motivés pour assurer la sécurité et le bienêtre des enfants sous leur responsabilité.
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Impact of tools of the mind on middle school achievement

Millaway, Sally A. 04 June 2015 (has links)
<p> The purpose of this study was to examine the sustained impact of participation in the Tools of the Mind preschool program on language arts, mathematics, reading and writing achievement in middle school, the specific impact of participation on racial subgroups and socioeconomically disadvantaged students, and the effects of student mobility on academic achievement. Using a nonexperimental, quantitative, longitudinal design, the achievement of the original cohort of students who participated in the program was examined over 2 consecutive years. The results of the study suggest that participation in the Tools of the Mind program increases the overall achievement of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and the writing performance of African American students. Analysis of student mobility data revealed that a high rate of student mobility has a negative impact on student achievement. These study results are consistent with decades of research into the impact of participation in a high-quality preschool program. Caution should be taken in interpreting the results because promotion of the development of self-regulation and executive function, aspects that set the Tools of the Mind program apart from other preschool programs, is not measured by the NJASK, and thus the impact of the program may have been underestimated.</p>
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Making children count? : an autoethnographic exploration of pedagogy

Linklater, Holly January 2010 (has links)
This autoethnographic exploration of pedagogy or the craft of teaching was undertaken while I worked as a reception class teacher in a large English primary school. Naturally occurring data that developed out of the process of teaching and learning were used to construct multiple case studies (Stake, 2006). An iterative process of analysis using inductive and deductive methods enabled me to explore the nuances of pedagogical practice, including those that had been tacitly or intuitively known. The work of Hart, Dixon, Drummond and McIntyre (2004) Learning without Limits, and the metaphor of craft were used as a theoretical framework to support this exploration of how and why pedagogical choices and decisions were made and justified. Analysis revealed how pedagogical thinking was embedded within the complex process of life within the community. Commitment to the core idea of learners’ transformability and the principles coagency, everybody and trust (Hart et al., op. cit.) were found to be necessary but not sufficient to explain pedagogical thinking. A principled belief in possibility was added to articulate how I could be determined for children’s learning without determining what would be achieved. Analysis of how these principles functioned was articulated as a practical cycle of choice, reflection and collaboration. This cycle ensured that the principles were shared within the community. The notion of attentiveness to imagination was developed to articulate how I worked to create and sustain an inclusive environment for learning. Attentiveness was used to reflect the necessary constancy of the process of teaching and learning. Imagination was used to articulate how the process of recognising children’s individuality was achieved by connecting their past, present and future lives, acknowledging how possibilities for learning were created by building on, but not being constrained by what had come before.
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Heroes and heroines or just like us? : young people's views on childhood in children's books

Elsley, Susan January 2009 (has links)
Childhood is socially constructed and holds profound meaning for contemporary society. Although children are increasingly seen as social agents, the dominant view is that children are unable to make substantial contributions to society due to their immaturity and minority status. Childhood theorists have countered this by emphasising the importance of seeking children’s views, an approach which underpins this study. Children’s books provide ideological sources for constructing and understanding childhood. They have a cultural role in representing childhood to children and adults and are widely perceived to be a resource for children’s education and socialisation. In addition, children’s books are written, produced and their use is mediated by adults. This study aims to find out if books provide a space for children in a predominantly adult constructed world by exploring what young people think about the ways in which childhood is represented in children’s books. The research was undertaken with young people aged 10 to 14 years, concentrating on the lower and higher end of the age group, and took place in schools. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used with 158 young people taking part in a questionnaire survey and 43 participating in interviews. The study found that young people were active co-constructors, rather than passive recipients, of representations of childhood in children’s books. Young people demonstrated that they were skilled text handlers who acknowledged the influence of other media on their engagement with books although there were marked differences in their reading interests depending on age and gender. Young people were interested in fiction which portrayed assertive and competent depictions of childhood which they could relate to their own experience as well as enjoying reading about young characters with powers and skills which were extraordinary. Young people did not view childhood or the depiction of childhood negatively, accepting it as a state of being rather than one of becoming, hence contributing to their own understandings of childhood.
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An investigation into child and parental adjustment to childhood insulin dependent diabetes : the relationship between adjustment, metabolic control and perceived severity

Slinger, Richard January 1998 (has links)
No description available.
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Factors influencing child survival in Zambia

Nsemukila, Geoffrey Buleti January 1996 (has links)
No description available.
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Epidemiology of asthma among children in Saudi Arabia

Hijazi, Nariman January 1999 (has links)
No description available.
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A comparative study of nursery school feeding at Lane College and Spelman College with proposals for improved nursery school feeding at Lane College

Johnson-King, Letitia 01 January 1948 (has links)
No description available.
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The child in time: postmodern representationsof childhood in the novels of Ian Mcewan

Kong, Kim-Por, Paul., 江劍波. January 1999 (has links)
published_or_final_version / English / Master / Master of Arts
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Understanding the determinants of under five mortality in Kenya

Mikhala, Paul L. January 1998 (has links)
No description available.

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