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Judith Bernhard

Judith K. Bernhard

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The Effect of Migrant Status on Family Functioning

A mother's sacrifice: emigrating to Canada while leaving children behind

The responsibility of motherhood often means putting the well-being of offspring ahead of one's own desires and comfort. But what if mom's willingness to do anything for the family means essentially writing herself right out of it? Full article

Transnational Families

The global patterns of immigration and settlement have changed drastically over the past two decades. Sometimes only one or two family members relocate while other important family members stay behind. Learn more

Migration experiences of families where at least one member lives with precarious legal status

A relatively invisible type of migrant experience is that of the thousands of families where at least one member lives without full legal status or what is termed precarious status. Learn more

Diversity & Inclusion

Issues related to the social concepts of diversity and inclusion form the foundation of the research I conduct on early childhood education and care. The term diversity includes an understanding that each child’s position is affected by mediations of “race”, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, language, religious beliefs, ability, and migration status.

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About Judith

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Dr. Bernhard’s research has focused on the needs of children and families in early childhood education and care settings...more

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