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dc.contributor.authorGilligan, Thereseen_US
dc.contributor.authorLovett, Judyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcLoughlin, Eilishen_US
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Clíonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFinlayson, Odillaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCorriveau, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcNally, Sinéaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-22T19:47:21Z
dc.date.available2021-02-22T19:47:21Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-01
dc.identifier.citationTherese Gilligan, Judy Lovett, Eilish McLoughlin, Clíona Murphy, Odilla Finlayson, Kathleen Corriveau, Sinéad McNally. 2020. "‘We practise every day’: parents’ attitudes towards early science learning and education among a sample of urban families in Ireland." European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp. 898 - 910. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293x.2020.1836588
dc.identifier.issn1350-293X
dc.identifier.issn1752-1807
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/42079
dc.description.abstractEducational policies increasingly emphasise early childhood science engagement. As key influencers in children’s early learning, parents (n = 85) attending a science workshop in three urban schools in Ireland were surveyed regarding their attitudes towards science. Seventy per cent of parents believed that science education should begin in the pre-school years, before the age of four. Despite high levels of education, at least half of the parents expressed some lack of confidence in talking about, and in doing science with, their young children. Parents who reported less confidence in doing science activities with their children also reported reduced frequency of activities for five out of the seven science learning opportunities listed. Mothers, compared to fathers, reported less confidence in doing science activities with their children. Findings indicate that parents’ confidence in science may impact early science experiences and highlight parents as a key support for increasing early science engagement.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 898 - 910en_US
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Early Childhood Education Research Journal
dc.rights© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectEducation systemsen_US
dc.title‘We practise every day’: parents’ attitudes towards early science learning and education among a sample of urban families in Irelanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1350293x.2020.1836588
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Wheelock College of Education & Human Developmenten_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.date.online2020-10-26
dc.identifier.mycv587188


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© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
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