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Äitien luottamuksen rakentuminen kasvattajiin varhaiskasvatuksen aloituksessa (2020)

Rutanen, N., & Laaksonen, K. (2020). Äitien luottamuksen rakentuminen kasvattajiin varhaiskasvatuksen aloituksessa. Journal of Early Childhood Education Research, 9(2), 349-372. https://jecer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Rutanen-Laaksonen-Issue9-2.pdf

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All authors or editors: Rutanen, Niina; Laaksonen, Kati

Journal or series: Journal of Early Childhood Education Research

eISSN: 2323-7414

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 9

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 349-372

Publisher: Suomen Varhaiskasvatus ry.

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Persistent website address: https://jecer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Rutanen-Laaksonen-Issue9-2.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71684


Educational partnership between parents and teachers in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is closely connected to children’s experiences during their first transition from home to ECEC. This transition is a starting point for educational partnership and supports building of trust between the diverse participants. In this article, we are interested in the process of building trust from the mothers’ perspectives. We will analyse from mothers talk how their trust to educators in ECEC institution builds while they are talking about their child’s first months in ECEC. The theoretical framework for the analysis is based on Rempel’s, Holmes’ and Zannan’s (1985) model for the development of trust. We will use the model to explore whether the dimensions of trust described in the model are present in the mothers’ talk. The data consists of five semi-structured interviews with mothers whose children were under 1,5-years-old when they started attending ECEC. At the time of the interviews, children had been attending ECEC for about four months. During the interviews, video clips from the ECEC setting were shown to mothers to promote reflections and commentaries. The mothers’ talk included two dimensions linked to the development of trust: 1) predictability linked to teacher’s behaviour (‘predictablity’, ibid.) and 2) towards dependability: valuing of personal characteristics of the teachers, and closer personal relationships to child and mother (‘dependability’, ibid.). The dimension of ‘faith’, following Rempel, Holmes and Zannan (1985), was not identifiable from the interview data.

Keywords: ECEC partnership; early childhood education and care; children (age groups); trust

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Reporting Year: 2020

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