This course involves a sociological analysis of family structure, dynamics, and child-rearing patterns in diverse cultures. The principal objective of the course is to demythologize the family by exploring ways ‘the family’ is experienced by people in different cultures, social classes, historical periods, and gender. To increase our understanding of contemporary family issues, we look at various family types, work-family balance, parenting, marriage, divorce, and adoption through the lens of sociological theory.
Ph.D. (Education, Siauliai University, Lithuania, 2011), focus on the cross-cultural use of service learning in higher education. M.A. (Social Anthropology and Sociology, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 2006). Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Siauliai University, 2007-2013. Visiting scholar at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, 2008-2012. Research experience on the national and international level covering topics related to cultural diversity and cross-cultural issues, gender and family studies, global diffusion of educational models, and voluntary participation in Europe. With DIS since 2013.