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English title: Support networks of immigrant parents: A blueprint for the educative community in the 21st century?

How can educative communities -initiatives of citizens to organize collective support for child raising- be optimized given the changing social fabric of the 21st century? Using the idea of networked individualism as a prototype of how support is organized in our current era, the question is raised how collective arrangements for child raising can be conceived when autonomy and individualism in parenting still gain importance. An empirical study of support networks of immigrant parents is used to point to the variety of ways in which individual parents seek to build new networks post-migration. Turning their back to old collectivities, these parents build individual networks of peers and professionals to gain new and specialized expertise according to their specific needs. It is argued that their network strategies can be a source of inspiration for how to conceive of educative communities in the 21st century given their ability to seek out new connections and expertise, their awareness of the importance of peer learning, and ability to connect the sometimes contradictory knowledge in order to make it work for their parenting.
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Keywords: netwerken; opvoeders met een migratie achtergrond; pedagogische gemeenschap

Document Type: Research Article

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Publication date: October 21, 2017

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  • Het tijdschrift Pedagogiek stelt zich ten doel de wetenschappelijke discussie over opvoeding, onderwijs en vorming binnen het Nederlands taalgebied (Nederland en Vlaanderen) te stimuleren en te ondersteunen. Pedagogiek beoogt naast een bijdrage aan het wetenschappelijke debat ook de maatschappelijke discussie op de terreinen van opvoeding, onderwijs en vorming te bevorderen. Bijdragen zullen dan ook uitdrukkelijk worden beoordeeld op zowel hun wetenschappelijke als maatschappelijke relevantie. Pedagogiek biedt: (1) wetenschappelijke verslagen van empirisch, theoretisch en historisch onderzoek op het gebied van opvoeding, onderwijs en vorming, alsmede review studies op onderhavige terreinen; (2) opiniërende bijdragen van wetenschappelijk niveau (Forumbijdragen); (3) boekbesprekingen.

    The journal Pedagogiek (Pedagogy) aims to stimulate and support the scholarly discourse on child rearing, education and training within the Dutch language area (The Netherlands and the Flemish region). Pedagogiek strives to contribute to the scholarly debate, but also desires to boost the public debate on the subject of child rearing, education and training. Therefore, contributions will be judged explicitly on both their scholarly merit and their social relevance. Pedagogiek offers: (1) scholarly articles reporting on empirical, theoretical and historical research in the field of child rearing, education and training, and review studies in the same field; (2) opinion pieces on a scholarly level (panel discussions); (3) book reviews.

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