Gender Roles

Discussion 1:

Students will pay close attention to the section of acculturation and Middle Eastern American Families starting on page 273. For this discussion you will make a comparison of your culture based on how you were raised and the Middle Eastern culture focusing on any four (4) topics below. (If you want to do them all that is encouraged for a better understanding).

  • Family roles (father, mother, children, extended family)
  • Gender Roles
  • Marriage
  • Family Structure
  • Parental Discipline
  • Religion and Social Support
  • Communication Styles

Be sure to use additional references to support or provide you with more information. Also include how their culture is portrayed in the media and whether any of the topics play a role in this portrayal.

2:

Read Esteban and Maria Luz’s stories in the Culture and Identity textbook.

If you are a counselor with a Latino family (Dad, Mom, Son, Daughter, and Grandmother), discuss what cultural issues that may need to be considered working with the family and how you would counsel them. Be sure to review the article in the link, video, and the text as a basis of at least one issue to consider.