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ERIC Number: EJ877515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
Navigating Cultural Worlds and Negotiating Identities: A Conceptual Model
Mistry, Jayanthi; Wu, Jean
Human Development, v53 n1 p5-25 2010
For children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds the ability to maintain flexible identities and integrate multiple facets of self is a crucial developmental task. We present a conceptual model for the development of expertise in navigating across cultures, delineating how community characteristics interact with family and individual practices to create the conditions under which children develop expertise in navigating multiple cultural worlds and identities. Core constructs and propositions about the nature of relations are derived from a multidisciplinary review of extant scholarship. To illustrate an application of the model, we compare two waves of immigration to the US from the Indian subcontinent and derive potential hypotheses about how differences in immigration history and circumstances of settlement in the host country are associated with the processes of negotiating identities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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