Examines the societal, religious and economic factors that shape various preschool programs.
In Contested Childhood, Holloway, an educational and developmental psychologist, examines the Japanese preschool and identifies the cultural models that guide Japanese child-rearing as being contentious and fragmented. She looks at the societal, religious and economic factors that shape various preschool programs and shows how culture influences child-rearing beliefs and practices.
Table of Contents
Contested Cultural Models of Schooling 1 (26)
Caring for Young Children in Japan 27 (12)
Relationship-Oriented Preschools: Fun and 39 (20)
Role-Oriented Preschools: Sweetness and the 59 (34)
Child-Oriented Preschools: Strong 93 (22)
Individuals, Good Groups
Preschools and Social Class: Early 115(22)
Experiences in a Stratified Society
Shinto, Buddhist, and Christian Preschools 137(36)
The Slow Demise of Public Preschools 173(24)
``Finding Our Way'' 197(24)