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Children's Ethnic Socialization
Pluralism and Development

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Volume: 81

March 1987 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Published in cooperation with the Society for Research in Child Development Most children, whether from majority or minority ethnic groups, have contact with groups other than their own and must learn to live with ethnic diversity. How do children respond to and deal with the differences among groups, in both the observable characteristics and in the less obvious values and norms? How do children come to understand the meaning of their own and others' ethnic group membership? How does the impact of ethnicity change with development? These are some of the questions that this book addresses. The aim of this edited volume is to provide an integration of existing research and theory about the process by which ethnicity affects children and the ways in which children come to understand their own and others' ethnicity. Research in this area contributes to the understanding of developmental processes that shape children's self-concept and self-esteem, their attitudes and behaviors toward their own and other groups, as well as the way they are evaluated by others. Understanding such processes may suggest methods of facilitating a child's personal development and promoting positive cross-ethnic interactions. This book is an excellent reference source for professionals working in the areas of developmental psychology, education, social work, and ethnic studies. "The development of child ethnic identity and cognizance of ethnic difference is well covered in this collection of seminal essays by psychologists and other professionals concerned with ethnicity and its manifestations. . . . The collection as a whole stresses the conclusions that ethnic group differences have a significant impact on development, and that this impact varies with the age of the child. . . . The collection will serve as a basic source for investigators into childhood ethnicity. . . .Upper-division undergraduates and above." --Choice "The book will benefit therapists and researchers engaged with minority populations. Teachers of developmental psychology and human behavior would also find it useful." --Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health "Phinney and Rotheram provide a valuable summary of ethnic differences along the dimensions of group versus individual orientation; active versus passive coping style; attitudes toward authority; and expressive versus restrained communication. Readers will obtain some valuable insights on children's ethnic attitudes and identification from this book." --Contemporary Psychology

Mary Jane Rotheram
Introduction
Definitions and Perspectives in the Study of Children's Ethnic Socialization

 
 
PART ONE: ETHNICITY AND THE YOUNG CHILD: AWARENESS, ATTITUDES AND SELF-IDENTIFICATION
Frances E Aboud
The Development of Ethnic Self-identification and Attitudes
Patricia G Ramsey
Young Children's Thinking About Ethnic Differences
Graham M Vaughan
A Social-Psychological Model of Ethnic Identity Development
Phyllis A Katz
Developmental and Social Processes in Ethnic Attitudes and Self-Identification
 
PART TWO: MINORITY STATUS AND THE CHILD
Margaret B Spencer
Black Children's Ethnic Identity Formation
Risk and Resilience of Castelike Minorities

 
William E Cross Jr
A Two-Factor Theory of Black Identity
Implications for the Study of Identity Development in Minority Children

 
Raymond Buriel
Ethnic Labeling and Identity Among Mexican-Americans
 
PART THREE: LATER CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: ETHNIC IDENTITY AND ETHNIC GROUP PATTERNS
Doreen A Rosenthal
Ethnic Identity Development in Adolescents
Monica Heller
The Role of Language in the Formation of Ethnic Identity
Mary Jane Rotheram and Jean S Phinney
Ethnic Behavior Patterns as an Aspect of Identity
Thomas Kochman
The Ethnic Component in Black Language and Culture
Rogelio Diaz-Guerrero
Historical Sociocultural Premises and Ethnic Socialization
 
PART FOUR: THE STUDY OF ETHNICITY: EMERGING THEMES AND IMPLICATIONS
Janet Ward Schofield and Karen Anderson
Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Components of Research on Ethnic Identity and Intergroup Relations
Jean S Phinney and Mary Jane Rotheram
Children's Ethnic Socialization
Themes and Implications

 

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