Young Children's Access to Real Life: An Examination of the Growing Boundaries between Children in Child Care and Adults in the Community

  title={Young Children's Access to Real Life: An Examination of the Growing Boundaries between Children in Child Care and Adults in the Community},
  author={John Nimmo},
  journal={Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood},
  pages={13 - 3}
  • John Nimmo
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
Young children in industrialized societies are increasingly separated from the everyday lives of adults in their community. This article explores the historical and cultural dynamics (and contradictions) of a growing boundary between children, particularly those in child care, and adults without primary care-giving roles. The article proposes that young children's participation in and contributions to a democratic society are rooted in access to this real life. The active role of children in… 
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