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Title: Culture within a social context : Chinese parenting in Britain
Author: Leung, K. S.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1999
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This study stresses the importance for professionals who work with Chinese families to respect and appreciate individual experience and opinions which may vary from the general theories. The oral histories of Chinese parents have highlighted the similarity and differences in their experiences and feelings as well as their strength and difficulties in Britain. Ecological, situational, cultural imperatives, personal background and circumstances, survival and adaptive strategies all have their impact in Chinese parenting and cause intragroup variations in the ways that Chinese children are brought up in Britain. Moreover, the childcare concepts expressed in the parenting practice of Chinese families have to be understood within their cultural and social context. The research findings support an interactionistic cultural-ecological view of Chinese parenting in Britain. The conclusions reached in this thesis lead the researcher to argue that there should be a greater level of co-operation between mainstream professionals and Chinese professionals/individuals in understanding childcare welfare in Britain, and a far better understanding of each other's roles and expertise in this process of change.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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