Milieu physique, vie quotidienne et idéaux socioculturels : structuration du cadre de développement des enfants dans les garderies québécoises

Authors: Lacombe, Cécile
Advisor: Piché, DenisePagé, Pierre
Abstract: This dissertation examines how the physical environment and everyday spatiotemporal practices in daycare centers help to structure the context of children’s development. Against the background of recent changes in Québec’s childcare system, it also illustrates how the sociocultural context is reflected in the everyday settings in daycare centers. Based on a new theoretical framework that incorporates developmental psychology, environmental psychology, architecture, three studies at three different scales (provincial, building, playroom) using both quantitative and qualitative methods were conducted. The studies illustrate how the physical environment, the management of space and material resources, and the regulation of spatial behaviors interact to shape the children’s daycare setting. The studies also show that the pressures of the sociocultural context standardize the daycare centers, giving them an institutional character that resembles a domestic-flavored school-like environment.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2006
Open Access Date: 12 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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