ERIC Number: EJ757632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
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A Study of Child Rearing Practices amongst Selected, Sudanese Families in South Australia: Implications for Child Care Service Selection
Ebbeck, Marjory Anne; Dela Cerna, Carmencita H.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v34 n5 p307-314 Apr 2007
Child care services in Australia, for example, are largely defined and shaped by the historically dominant Anglo-Australian discourse and norms. The aim of this research was to examine critically and to find meaning in the experiences of recently arrived Sudanese families as they began to settle into their new cultural environment. The cultural values of some 30 Sudanese families were investigated and related to how these affected the selection of child care services. Qualitative research methods including an indigenous approach were used to gather data. Interactions with Sudanese families took place in their home environments. Interviews were conducted in a way that put those people interviewed at ease. Techniques used included narrative interviewing and vignettes.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Research Methodology, Cultural Context, Child Rearing, Qualitative Research, Child Care, Immigrants, Interviews, Cultural Differences, Decision Making, Parent Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Sudan