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Family Engagement Among Immigrant Parents with Young Deaf Children

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dc.contributor.advisor Vesely, ColleenMaxwell, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Batamula, Christi
dc.creator Batamula, Christi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-29T01:14:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-29T01:14:56Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10567
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigated the experiences of immigrant parents with young deaf children enrolled in bilingual early childhood education programs for the deaf. Focus was given to the parenting experiences of this population as they navigate, negotiate, and participate in different cultures including the local culture in their new host country, school culture, and deaf culture. Family engagement in immigrant parents’ deaf children’s education was examined as one aspect of parents’ experiences. Specifically, it was used as a way to understand the experiences of immigrant parents. Immigrant families from nations around the world were interviewed about their experiences parenting a young deaf child in the Unites States. The findings of this study will be used to transform family engagement among ECE programs serving immigrant families with young deaf children.
dc.format.extent 164 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2016 Christi Batamula
dc.subject Early childhood education
dc.subject Education
dc.subject deaf children
dc.subject deaf education
dc.subject early childhood education
dc.subject engagement
dc.subject family engagement
dc.subject immigrant families
dc.title Family Engagement Among Immigrant Parents with Young Deaf Children
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.level Ph.D.
thesis.degree.discipline Education
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


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