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Culture and Working with Parents

Immigrant children and families

By Angel Chan
copyright ChildForum

website 110As New Zealand has opened its doors more to immigrants from all over the world, early childhood services are experiencing significant growth in the enrolment of immigrant children.

Many immigrant children and parents have learning and parenting styles different from ‘New Zealanders’, posing challenges to early childhood teachers working within the NZ early childhood system.

In this article Angel Chan draws on research that has identified some experiences that are common amongst immigrant parents and children.

This information can be used by professionals to lift the effectiveness of early education for immigrant children.

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