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ERIC Number: EJ913458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Cultural Worldviews of Foster Parents
Brown, Jason D.; George, Natalie; St. Arnault, David; Sintzel, Jennifer
Journal of Family Social Work, v14 n1 p21-42 2011
A random sample of Canadian foster parents were asked about the importance of culture in fostering. In response to the question "What values, beliefs and traditions were you raised with and feel are important?," a total of 74 different responses were received. These responses were grouped together by foster parents and the groupings analyzed using multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis. Seven concepts emerged from the groupings, including: (1) spirituality, (2) nationality, (3) personal experience, (4) religion, (5) responsibilities, (6) respect, and (7) right and wrong. These results are compared to the literature. Similarities and differences are noted. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada