Intentions : «This thesis examines the legal and ethical obligations of Quebec private daycare owners and directors, towards protecting the rights and safety of children in their care and the staff members who work with these children.» (p. 2)
Questions/Hypothèses : «What are the legal obligations of private daycare owners and directors towards protecting the rights and safety of children in their care? […] What are the legal obligations of private daycare owners and directors towards protecting the rights and safety of the staff members who work with these children? […] What role is policy playing in ensuring children and teacher‘s rights in the private daycare setting? […] To what extent is there a prevalence of unethical leadership and/or illegal activities (i.e. contravening government policies) within private daycares? […] What risks can children and teachers face in some private daycares? […] What legal provisions need to be addressed and what recommendations can be made to ensure the protection of children in private daycares?» (p. 15)
Échantillon/Matériau : «Qualitative methodologies included forty-two questionnaires completed by educators and seven interviews conducted with the participating daycares’ leaders.» (p. 2)
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
According to the author, «[r]esults disclosed that children and teachers’ rights were violated and their safety compromised due to over-registered classrooms and abuse while in care. Educators, owners, and directors were found to have low levels of knowledge of children’s rights to protection and provision; teachers’ rights to fair treatment and due process; and daycare workers’ obligations to report abuse in private daycares. The study concludes that teachers, owners, and directors need to be better informed of children and teachers’ rights and ethically motivated, to successfully ensure the safety and wellbeing of children in their care.» (p. 2) Note : Cette thèse considère certaines informations sur les parents (par exemple, les relations entre éducateurs et parents, et les mauvais traitements infligés aux enfants par leurs parents).