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TitleHow different are parents and educators? A comparative study of interactive differences between parents and educators in a collaborative adult-child activity
Author(s)Fuertes, Marina
Sousa, Otília
Łockiewicz, Marta
Nunes, Clarisse
Lino, Dalila Maria Brito Cunha
KeywordsAdult
Behavior
Child
Child, Preschool
Fathers
Female
Humans
Male
Mothers
Portugal
Child Development
Learning
Parents
Social Behavior
Issue date2018
PublisherPublic Library of Science (PLOS)
JournalPLoS ONE
CitationFuertes M, Sousa O, Łockiewicz M, Nunes C, Lino D (2018) How different are parents and educators? A comparative study of interactive differences between parents and educators in a collaborative adult-child activity. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0205991. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205991
Abstract(s)Involving children in collaborative tasks supports their cognitive, motor and social development. This study, performed in Portugal, aims to describe and compare early childhood educators and parents regarding their collaborative and interactive behavior when working with children. For that purpose, 55 educators (of both genders) with a child from their class and 45 parents (of both genders) with their children, participated in an everyday-like quasi-experimental situation for 20 minutes. The participants were invited to build an object of their choice, using a range of available materials and tools. The children included 47 boys and 48 girls, between 3 and 5 year-old. In comparison with the parents, the educators encouraged the children more to explore and find their own solutions. Conversely, the parents helped their children by offering demonstrations and directions. When the educators and the parents were grouped by gender ("men" versus "women"), different opportunities were offered to boys and girls by male and female adults. Our study suggests that educators and parents serve as diverse, but complementary educational role models and provide different learning opportunities.
TypeArticle
DescriptionData are available from the Tandem Portuguese Studies (including "How different are parents and educators? A comparative study of interactive differences between parents and educators in a collaborative adult-child activity") is available APA URL (https://osf.io/r9j4k/?view_only=baf7c703cdaa4ae8b64ad055b8fb1770).
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/63361
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0205991
ISSN1932-6203
Publisher versionhttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0205991
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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