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'Because we want your family to keep flourishing’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Parenting Educational Materials

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dc.contributor.author Reynolds, Teila
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-24T18:42:21Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-24T18:42:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-08-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6505
dc.description.abstract In the 2012 Families First Agenda, the Government of British Columbia outlined the provision of ‘evidence-based’ parenting information as part of its official commitment to support vulnerable families. This thesis investigates and analyzes the particular views and assumptions about parenting responsibility and child development in a selection of web-based parenting resources endorsed by the BC government. Study findings show that parenting education materials promote a universalized account of childrearing that privileges expert-driven knowledge, largely drawn from Euro-Western frameworks. The examined materials are also found to present a view of parents as responsible for monitoring and mitigating personal and environmental stressors. Discussion of these features considers the ways in which parenting education materials marginalize the knowledge and practices of diverse families, and conceal oppressive structures that perpetuate social and economic inequalities. Implications drawn from the findings contribute to a discussion of more inclusive and collaborative approaches to parenting support and education. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Parenting Education en_US
dc.subject Child Development en_US
dc.subject Critical Discourse Analysis en_US
dc.title 'Because we want your family to keep flourishing’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Online Parenting Educational Materials en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor De Finney, Sandrine
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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