Through rich personal narratives, Hazel R. Wright reveals how women studying childcare use education to balance a need to be both mothers and workers, and how they manage stasis and change.
Informed by data collected from 150 students enrolled on a diploma
course in an FE college over a ten-year period, the book challenges
the assumption that vocational education cannot embrace broader
liberal goals. With its fascinating personalized insights and new
theoretical perspectives, it illustrates how the women exercise
their right to determine their own lifestyle.
Women Studying Childcare is for early years workers and
managers, adult students and the staff who teach them. It opens
with an informative historical overview and concludes with a
concept catalogue of the ideas borrowed from sociology, psychology
and economics used in education books.