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Master of Arts (M.A.)
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The number of intercultural marriages and families has grown significantly. This qualitative study explores the strengths and challenges of multicultural families and identifies key decisions that intercultural couples face, and resources that can enrich the multicultural family's experience. The findings of this study will reveal valuable insights and strategies for intentional parenting and help multicultural families maximize their strengths and minimize their challenges.
Data was collected from three groups of intercultural couples. Group A consisted of 4 couples raising children birth through pre-school. Group B had 4 couples raising children pre-school through middle school, and group C had 4 couples raising children from middle school through high school. The groups were interviewed on the following areas: strengths and challenges, language, religion, family traditions, customs and food, conflict resolution, perceived difference between their children and families and monocultural children and families, and outside resources.
Escobedo, Elizabeth. (2008). Tamales with chopsticks : enriching the experience of the multicultural family. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/703
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