2013 Nowak-Fabrykowski, K.,&Sen, M.(2013). The Curricular Expectations and Practice of Caring Among Girls and Boys in the USA and Turkey.

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The goal of this presentation is to compare curricular expectations regarding caring behavior in the USA and Turkey and to analyze the practical implication by investigating boys and girls caring behavior. Conceptual framework of this research is underpined in philosophical ideals of ethics of care (Noddings 1995, Mayeroff 1971, Gillian 1982 ) and is grounded in theories stressing the importance of culture in child’s development ; sociocognitive theory (Bandura 2002), cultural context theory (Vygotsky1938) and ecological theory Brofenbrenner (1979). The study focuses on fifteen specific behaviors defined as caring. The subject of the studies were three and four year old preschool children attending University Laboratory schools in the USA and Turkey. Children were observed for thirty hours in the period of three months. The results of the research demonstrated differences in caring behaviors related to gender but relatively small differences related to curricular expectations and culture.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Apr 13 2013
EventAssociation for Childhood Education International - Vancouver , Canada
Duration: Apr 13 2013Apr 13 2013

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ConferenceAssociation for Childhood Education International
Period04/13/1304/13/13

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