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AN INVESTIGATIVE APPROACH TO TEACH SUBJECTS THROUGH ENGLISH JULY 2010 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK Yes, it was raining nearly all the time!

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1 AN INVESTIGATIVE APPROACH TO TEACH SUBJECTS THROUGH ENGLISH JULY 2010 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK Yes, it was raining nearly all the time!

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3 EARLY CHILDHOOD IN LIMERICK THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN MADE BY THREE EUROPEAN TEACHERS FROM FRANCE : Fabrice Crepieux SPAIN : Nuria Martinez GERMANY : Ingrid Tüshaus

4 METHODOLOGY Parents Interviews in Limerick Childhood Professionals Interviews (Creches) Expert Interview: Socialworker Mags Liddy

5 SOME FIGURES OF LIMERICK POPULATION OF LIMERICK  88% OVER 10 YEARS  12% UNDER 10 YEARS STRUCTURE OF THE FAMILIES  COUPLE WITH CHILDREN : 46%  LONE MOTHERS : 2O%  LONE FATHERS : 3% NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN FAMILIES  1 CHILD : 47%  2 CHILDREN : 32%  3 CHILDREN : 14%

6 PARENTS QUESTIONNAIRE 1 – How much time do you spend with your children ? 2 – What do you do together? 3 – What do your children do during their sparetime ? 4 – What are the values you want to transmit to your children ? 5 – What are you doing to transmit those values ? 6 – How do you support the development of your children?

7 GUESS WHO IS THE MOTHER ?

8 FIRST INTERVIEW SECOND INTERVIEW THIRD INTERVIEW FOURTH INTERVIEW Time together Most of the day except 10 AM to 16 PM 24 hours After my work – 17h00 to bed time Doing together Go to park Walking together Park and Street dance FootballPark, swimming and « fun parks » Spare time Nurserywatching TV « Playing with their trucks » watchingTV « Playing with their trucks » Nursery and school Values Go to the college and geta good job No values (« don’t know what it is ») Respect themselves (first) and the others (second) Transmit values Select the right school ????????? Explaining and be a model Support development Respect others and go to school No answer, couldn’t understand Not asked Age of the children 14 months18 months2 years2 years and 5 years old Mother activity Non worker Worker

9 A CRECHE LIMERICK CLICK THE BLACK!

10 CRECHE AND KINDERGARTEN IN LIMERICK THE PROVIDERS OF A CRECHE ARE NOTIFIED TO THE HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVES OR REGISTERED BY THE IRISH MONTESSORI EDUCATION BOARD CHARGE: UP TO 170 EURO PER WEEK A FREE PRESCHOOL YEAR FOR THREE HOURS OVER 5 DAYS FOR 38 WEEKS THE CRECHE IS INSPECTED YEARLY Information by the Limerick City Childcare Committee; E.C.C.E. : EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

11 THE QUALIFICATION OF THE STAFF « A sufficient number of suitable and competent adults » Over 18 years « Appropriate experience or qualification » Information by the Limerick City Childcare Committee; E.C.C.E. : EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

12 PROFESSIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE 1 – Which position has a young child in an Irish family ? 2 – How do the parents behave with their young children ? 3 – How do parents take care of the development of their children ? 4 – Which values are important to transmit to children?

13 OUR INTERVIEW IN THE FIRST CRECHE

14 OUR INTERVIEW IN THE SECOND CRECHE

15 THE MAIN RESULTS TIC-TOC CRECHE MOTHER YEARS 160€ PER MONTH THE « MOTHER » ANSWERED NURSERY TIMES MOTHER YEARS 130€ PER MONTH « Very important. The expectations of the parents to the Creche are very high. » POSITION

16 THE MAIN RESULTS TIC-TOC CRECHE IN THE MAJORITY CHILDREN HAVE NO IMPACT ON FAMILY LIFE. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SAY BUT THERE ARE ALSO FAMILIES WHERE CHILDREN DECIDE FOR EVERYTHING NURSERY TIMES PARENTS TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE CHILDREN BEHAVIOR WITH CHILDREN

17 THE MAIN RESULTS TIC-TOC CRECHE PARENTS EXPECT THE CRECHE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT NURSERY TIMES CHILDREN GET HOMEWORK AND PARENTS CONTINUE THE CRECHE WORK AT HOME TAKE CARE OF DEVELOPMENT

18 THE MAIN RESULTS TIC-TOC CRECHE RESPECT THEMSELVES AND THE OTHERS NURSERY TIMES RESPECT SOCIAL INTERACTION VALUES

19 EXPERT INTERVIEW MAGS LILLY: SCIENTIST WORKING WITH THE IRISH DEVELOPEMENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

20 THE INTERVIEW POSITION OF CHILDREN IN THE IRISH SOCIETY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN IRLAND CLICK THE BLACK!

21 Thank you for your attention „The rights of man“ and „Waterman“ by The Cluricaune


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