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Gregory, Eve; Ruby, Mahera; Kenner, Charmian – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2010
Studies on child development in cross-cultural contexts generally contrast child-rearing practices in traditional or non-Western with those of Western societies. Thus, they show how non-Western communities tend to emphasise the importance of interdependence and collectivism between family and group members; Western communities focus rather on the…
Descriptors: Children, Grandparents, Siblings, Immigrants
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Ruby, Mahera; Kenner, Charmian; Jessel, John; Gregory, Eve; Arju, Tahera – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2007
In many cultures, elders are revered within the extended family as a source of wisdom gained from long experience. In Western societies, this role has been marginalised by changes in family structure, and grandparents' significant contribution to children's upbringing often goes unacknowledged. A research study with families of three- to…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Family (Sociological Unit), Intergenerational Programs, Family Structure
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Kenner, Charmian – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2005
Mainstream educators tend to assume that families should follow a school-prescribed pathway, centred on parent-child storyreading sessions, to help their children become literate and achieve educational success. The research discussed here focuses on case studies of bilingual families with six-year-old children growing up in London, and shows that…
Descriptors: Siblings, Literacy Education, Academic Achievement, Child Development