Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16363
Title: Information-seeking in family day care: access, quality and personal cost
Contributor(s): Corr, L (author); Davis, E (author); Cook, K (author); McKinnon, A (author); Sims, Margaret (author)orcid ; Herrman, H (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1080/1350293X.2014.969083
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16363
Abstract: Family day-care (FDC) educators work autonomously to provide care and education for children of mixed ages, backgrounds and abilities. To meet the demands and opportunities of their work and regulatory requirements, educators need access to context-relevant and high quality information. No previous research has examined how and where these workers access information. This study aimed to explore how and where FDC educators access information on children's social and emotional well-being. Data on information-seeking by educators was collected using focus groups and individual interviews. We found that educators use a range of networks to source information on children's social and emotional well-being. Information networks comprise other educators, FDC coordination staff, external health and childhood professionals, and the Internet. The availability, quality and personal costs associated with different sources have implications for educators and the collective capacity of FDC to respond to changing evidence and government requirements.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/LP100100131
Source of Publication: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 22(5), p. 698-710
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1752-1807
1350-293X
Field of Research (FOR): 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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