Let them know they can just run around and nobody expects them to do homework: parents' expectations of early childhood education and care in Kenya

Kimani, Mary, Sorin, Reesa, and Rocco, Sharn (2014) Let them know they can just run around and nobody expects them to do homework: parents' expectations of early childhood education and care in Kenya. International Journal of Early Childhood Learning, 20 (2). pp. 11-22.

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Abstract

This paper reports findings from a study of Kenyan parents' perceptions of an ideal early childhood educational environment for their children. Honouring their voices and showcasing them as advocates for quality early childhood education and care, findings are presented as constructed conversations between parents. Twenty-three parents who are professionals, have young children and live in Nairobi were interviewed for this study. Data were then analysed using a constructivist grounded theory approach. Parents reported that quality programs included playfulness, freedom and purpose and that it took a partnership of teacher, child and parent to realise the ideal.

Item ID: 32584
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2327-8722
Keywords: quality, early childhood education, parents, grounded Theory
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Author Reesa Sorin has arranged with Common Ground for the accepted versions of 15 of her articles to be available under open access for a once off fee. Email saved to Supp Docs folder.

Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 04:17
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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