Child and Family Studies

College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

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Fall Colloquium Series 2015

Dr. Carin Neitzel

“Negotiating Social Position: Preschoolers’ Social Interactions and Experiences in Culturally Diverse Classrooms”

Presented by: Carin Neitzel, PhD

October 14, 2015
Jessie Harris Building, Room 16
3:00-4:00 PM


Graduate student, Lauren Bader, shares experiences with her recent international research project:

“My goal for this project is to contribute to studies on Lauren's trip to Ethiopia 2social-emotional development and provide input regarding child-rearing and parent-child relationships among a lesser-studied culture as well as contribute to the dearth of literature on infancy among small-scale societies. Secondly, I plan to investigate the cultural models (i.e., shared beliefs) of parents’ perceptions of infant emotions and the beliefs that guide parenting styles and caregiver responses among the Gamo people – an agricultural society in Southern Ethiopia.”

“I really enjoyed getting to know the people living in Doko-Zolo, Ethiopia. My research assistant and I were invited to countless coffee ceremonies where we sat around drinking coffee and listening to parents and elders talk about life in the village as well as the history of Ethiopia and the Gamo people.”


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