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SYMP 216 - Re-inventing parenting in culturally diverse settings: revisiting a community of practice perspective

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Symposium (Symp)
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1:30 PM, Jeudi 31 Août 2017 (2 heures)
Pauses:
Afternoon Refreshments   03:30 PM à 03:50 PM (20 minutes)
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2.2 Identity and professional learning in new and diverse ecologies
This symposium brings together different research projects in which the learning and development of parents are addressed in situations of intense social and cultural change, either through (transnational) migration or through the falling apart of local social structures in rural areas. Starting out from socio-cultural notions of learning, in particular, those that have conceptualized learning as related to the qualities, forms and extent of community participation of individual learners, the symposium has as its goal to review these notions to include understanding learning in communities that are under high pressure due to cultural and social change.
The papers bring together urban migration settings in Europe, the Netherlands and rural areas in West Africa, Kenya. The confrontation with conflicting belief systems, and diverging practices of meaning-making, as well as contexts of ethnic tensions, play an important role in the learning and development of these parents. From a practice-based perspective, the studies seek to contribute to the development and support of self-organized networking and communal learning, bottom-up training programs in the domain of parenting, as well as to an emancipatory agenda for non-mainstream groups of parents who face the challenge to re-invent their parenting against the backdrop of normative middle-class parenting practices which are often imposed on them by the mainstream services and training in this area.

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1:30 PM - 2:10 PM | 40 minutes
2.2 Identity and professional learning in new and diverse ecologies

In this paper, we are showing how the reconstruction of new ‘cultural capital’ is closely intertwined with the specific configurations of immigrant parent’s networks. Particular networked configurations create specific contact zones that impact upon the way parents are able to learn about parenting in the new country. Drawing upon a vision of learning as networked (Jones & Steeples, 2002; Ünlüsoy, et al., 2013; De Haan, e.a., 2014) we argue that these networks create particular challenges and...

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM | 40 minutes
2.2 Identity and professional learning in new and diverse ecologies

After migration parents are challenged to reflect upon and reconstruct their parenting beliefs and practices, sparked by the cultural contact zone they engage in. This paper discusses how informal and formal social learning processes of transnational parents can be seen within a perspective of communities of practice (Wenger, 2010), while also addressing issues of intercultural learning (De Haan, 2011). Its goal is to analyze 1) how transnational parents learn about parenting through spontane...

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM | 40 minutes
2.2 Identity and professional learning in new and diverse ecologies

Child raising and parenting in the African context are subject to a high level of intense change, which has called for a more explicit attention to the practice of parenting by national and international policy makers. Through globalizing forces, parents are more than before exposed to ideologies of childhood and parenting from other regions in the world. Notions of parenting are rapidly developing from a collective responsibility for all community members to a highly individualized task that...

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