Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
International Family and Community Studies
With the prevalence of global migration, many communities are becoming increasingly diverse. However, along with the benefits of diversity, cultural divides can emerge. Members of the dominant culture may not be familiar with, nor understand, cultural practices of the newly arrived community member, and vice versa. This dissertation research sought to identify various cultural childrearing practices as well as New Americans' perspectives on childrearing within Vermont. Barriers and supports for cultural retention and adaptation were identified, along with potential contributions that New Americans can offer their communities in understanding who they are and what they bring to the childrearing experience.
Richards, Julie, "NEW AMERICANS' PERSPECTIVES ON RETENTION AND ADAPTATION OF CHILDREARING PRACTICES IN VERMONT: BUILDING INTERCULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS" (2015). All Dissertations. 1521.