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Directors’ reports about program-wide pedagogical approaches: Using institutional theory in a mixed methods study of Chicago-area centers serving 3- and 4-year old children


Using institutional theory as a framework, we examined how professional norms and regulatory standards were associated with the instructional styles and curricular approaches that directors reported were used building-wide in centers serving 3- and 4-year-old children. We conducted a census surveying 229 child care center directors located in 31 ZIP Codes on the west and north sides of Chicago. We also completed in-depth interviews with a subsample of 29 directors. (author abstract)

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United States

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