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Chuukese and Marshallese Parent Perspectives of Early Childhood Development.

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Title:Chuukese and Marshallese Parent Perspectives of Early Childhood Development.
Authors:Timmerman, Victoria C.
Contributors:Educational Psychology (department)
Keywords:Micronesia
Parents
Developmental Screening
Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Milestones
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Date Issued:May 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:Recently there has been a significant increase in the number of COFA citizens emigrating
to the US. Reasons for emigration include seeking employment and education opportunities, and
improved healthcare. To advocate for early childhood health and well-being while optimizing
cultural sensitivity, it is important to understand parenting perspectives of COFA citizens.
Twenty adults (13 women, 7 men) from Chuuk and the Marshall Islands participated in five
focus groups to discuss how parents care for and raise children between birth and five years old.
Strategies emphasized by participants were maintaining nutrition, using local medicines, and
observing children’s growth. Implications include how healthcare providers who work with
Chuukese and Marshallese parents can link conversations about development with nutrition, and
that these findings can help inform healthcare providers about local medicine practices.
Additionally, educators can use these findings to further their understanding of the cultures and
family backgrounds of Chuukese and Marshallese students.
Description:M.Ed. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62373
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Appears in Collections: M.Ed. - Educational Psychology


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