ERIC Number: EJ953809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
"Parenting about Peace": Exploring Taiwanese Parents' and Children's Perceptions in a Shared Political and Sociocultural Context
Deng, Liang-Yu F.
Family Relations, v61 n1 p115-128 Feb 2012
This study explored what Taiwanese parents would educate their children about peace and what children retained from parental teaching, as well as children's reported communication with parents about peace. In-depth interviews were conducted with 60 parents and one of their children. Based on the perceptions of children, the most influential learning children received from their parents in peace education is the aspect of negative descriptions of peace (what peace is not). Unique findings suggest that Taiwanese parenting about peace focuses more on teaching children personal cultivation and interpersonal harmony than introducing the ideas of international collaboration or universal rights. The findings suggest that the specific macrosystem of Taiwan may influence how parents educate their children about peace. One important implication for family practitioners is the necessity to take into account the traditional cultural values particular to the group they work with and to connect those to peace education when designing programs.
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Peace, Foreign Countries, Values, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Interviews, Interpersonal Relationship, Civil Rights, Individual Development, International Cooperation, Family Counseling, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan