Early childhood in rural China: Family resource and child development

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Nyland, Berenice, Nyland, Chris and Fan, Di (2011) Early childhood in rural China: Family resource and child development. In: AARE Conference 2011, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. (Unpublished)


In this paper we add to the debates about early childhood provision of services by paying special attention to the role of parents in their child's development and explore links between family resources and literature on early childhood experiences. A UNICEF inspired 'base-line' study of 3,517 rural families with at least one child under six provides empirical data for the research. Such information could assist policy makers in how best to allocate resources between formal early childhood services and parent support initiatives.

Item type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9641
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Keywords ResPubID23860, Australian Association of Research in Education, Early childhood, China, Rural families, policy
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