Early childhood staff attitudes toward their parent clientele
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- Kontos, S., Raikes, H. & Woods, A. Child Youth Care Forum (1983) 12: 45. doi:10.1007/BF01258079
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The attitudes of 236 early childhood staff toward the childrearing practices of their parent clientele were assessed. A 30-item questionnaire with three response formats was used. The data confirmed the hypothesis that there is a significant difference between staff ratings of good parenting practices and ratings of their own center parents' childrearing practices. However, staff members indicated that they thought their center parents were doing a better job at childrearing than most American parents today.