Social Care Reflection Paper

1406 WordsOct 5, 20176 Pages
I have worked at the same job for 4 years and only until about a year ago I built up the courage to ask for a raise that I was rightfully allowed to obtain years ago. This relates to dependencies and the unequal power struggle within men and women, and that women are encouraged to be passive instead of rebelling (Dean, 2012, p.9). In regards to care-giving, as I mentioned before I have a 7 year old sister. The cost of daycare and after school programs is quite expensive, and my family relies on the help of family and friends instead. I personally enjoyed my time spent with my grandmother growing up, and I also enjoy the time I spend with my sister when I take care of her. I pick her up at least once a CRITICAL REFLECTION PAPER…show more content…
This in turn affects ECE wages and working conditions, as they are under paid and under valued for the work that they do. Historically, child care was compared to orphanages for children whose mothers were placed into the work force mostly due to being widowed (Friendly, 2009, p.3). Instead of it being seen as the high quality care and education it is, it is rather seen as a form of “babysitting”. This unfortunately impacts my decision to be involved in Early childhood care, largely due to the pay. ECE workers are experiencing capability deprivation, as they are being undermined for their work and do not receive the income that they deserve. (Dean, 2012, p.11). In my own personal experience at Early Childhood CRITICAL REFLECTION PAPER 5 Centres I know how consuming and exhausting it is to care for the children and find it shocking that people still have false ideologies of the career and do not take it seriously. These ideologies are a product of the social-conservative party 's beliefs about child care, and the notion that it is the families fault if they are not able to care for their own children, not the government 's. In 2006, Harper lead a campaign that introduced a $1,200 taxable annual allowance, for children up to five years of age (Friendly, 2009, p.16). This means that families received $100 a month to help pay for their child-care, which is not
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