Series 8 - Mothercraft –OISE project

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UTA 1283-8

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Mothercraft –OISE project

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  • 1967-1974 (Creation)

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0.75 m of textual records, sound recordings, and moving image

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(1921-2003)

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In 1968, Dr. Fowler headed up a research team in a joint Canadian Mothercraft Society (CMS) – OISE study to determine the effects of quality child care on disadvantaged children. This two-year joint study formed the basis upon which the Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum was written. In particular it involved the development of a model infant day care centre for disadvantaged children from four months to two and one half years of age. It also included a follow up study conducted by Dr. Fowler in 1973-1974.

This series documents this joint study with Mothercraft in general and Dr.Fowler’s role in particular. It includes minutes of meetings of the Board of Mothercraft, and the OISE research staff, correspondence with Mothercraft officials, OISE faculty and staff, municipal, federal and provincial governments, private foundations (like the Atkinson Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation), research proposals, budget and publicity files, papers and progress reports. Also included is the film script for “Joint OISE-Mothercraft Infant Demonstration Program” with text of Dr. Fowler’s commentary (1973).

This series also includes film elements including original negative, sound track and release print to the OISE produced film A Demonstration Program on Infant Care and Education in which Dr. Fowler describes the OISE Infant care and education program and Mothercraft Society with emphasis on learning through play.

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B2008-0026/028 Correspondence, minutes of CMS and OISE, subject files
B2008-0026/029 Correspondence, research proposals, budget files, publicity
B2008-0026/030 Papers and progress reports
B2008-0026/003M - /004M Film elements

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B2008-0026/028-/030

Retrieval code (moving images)

B2008-0026/003M-/004M

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