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Leaving your child behind: Unassisted and assisted parental leave-taking in an infant -toddler daycare center


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation examines the organization of parents leaving their very young children (18-30 months) behind in infant-child daycare centers. Over five hundred hours of videotaped daycare interaction were drawn on for the study. The study employs the method of conversation analysis to develop an account of the leave-taking sequence occurring between parents, children, and often assisted by caregivers. The problem for parents (and often caregivers) is that the child, although competent to respond, does not ratify the leave-taking in most cases. The child's unresponsiveness leads to sequence expansion and an otherwise extended leave-taking. Each chapter addresses how parents handle this problem in unassisted leave-taking, and how caregivers can assist leave-taking. Parents and caregivers employ specific methods designed for an unresponsive or resistant child that are nonetheless fit to the ordinary structure and tasks of parent-child leave-taking. A special application section for parents and caregivers is included in the conclusion of the dissertation.*

*This dissertation is a compound document (contains both a paper copy and a CD as part of the dissertation). The CD requires the following system requirements: Microsoft Office; QuickTime.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Communication;
Preschool education;
Families & family life;
Personal relationships;
Sociology
Classification
0459: Communication
0518: Preschool education
0628: Families & family life
0628: Personal relationships
0628: Sociology
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Education; Day care; Infant-toddler daycare; Leaving; Parental leave-taking
Title
Leaving your child behind: Unassisted and assisted parental leave-taking in an infant -toddler daycare center
Author
Linton, Larry D.
Number of pages
402
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0035
Source
DAI-A 67/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Lerner, Gene; Zimmerman, Don
University/institution
University of California, Santa Barbara
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3245928
ProQuest document ID
304882783
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304882783
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