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

@article{Nimmo2008YoungCA,
  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},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={13 - 3}
}
  • John Nimmo
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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