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“Integrating Diverse Parental Involvement Perspectives: A Strategy to Strengthen the Teacher-Immigrant Parent Partnership in Educating Elementary School-Aged Children.”

“Integrating Diverse Parental Involvement Perspectives: A Strategy to Strengthen the Teacher-Immigrant Parent Partnership in Educating Elementary School-Aged Children.”

“Parental involvement (PI) can vary across cultures, and when immigrant parents move to a new country, their PI perspectives may differ from those of local teachers. My research aims to address the problem of teachers’ lack of awareness regarding different PI perspectives and its impact on the partnership between teachers and immigrant parents in educating elementary school-aged children."
Why transcultural approaches are indispensable in addressing mental health: a focus on Sámi Indigenous People

Why transcultural approaches are indispensable in addressing mental health: a focus on Sámi Indigenous People

Which definition would you give the word transculturalism? To me, transculturalism is not just a concept that describes a mix of multiple cultures existing together. Transculturalism is the will to understand the other, finding common values, and seeing the fruits of intercultural connection––to a further extent, to see each other’s difficulties, pain, and trauma.
Cultural Trauma and Identity: How A Cruel Past Can Generate Ukrainian Strength

Cultural Trauma and Identity: How A Cruel Past Can Generate Ukrainian Strength

Former states under Soviet rule experienced cruelties that present themselves again in Ukraine - however, the past might serve as a strong connector between present communities. This post explores the collective trauma experienced by Czechs in the Communist era and how past cultural trauma can pulse through today’s communities by means of cultural identity.