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Black Children
Social, Educational, and Parental Environments

Second Edition
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August 2001 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Black Children, Second Edition collects current empirical research unique to the experiences and situations of black children and their parents. As the editor emphasizes, "African American children develop a duality for their existence. To be fully functional, they must develop the skills to do well simultaneously in two different cultures, both black and non-black." This volume explores the meaning of this duality in four distinct environments: socioeconomic, parental, internal, and educational. The complex picture that emerges discredits many of the myths that surround black childhood development and initiates in-depth exploration into the diversities of the African American experience.

Taken together, the entries in this volume provide a valuable collection (suitable as both a core or supplemental textbook) for scholars, advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals in the fields of education, counseling and clinical psychology, social work, family services, and related social services who are concerned about the optimal growth and development of black children.


A.G. Hilliard III
Foreword
H.P. McAdoo
Preface
 
PART I. PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICAN AMERICAN PARENTING
H.P. McAdoo & J.L. McAdoo
1. The Dynamics of African American Fathers' Family Roles
H.P. McAdoo
2. Diverse Children of Color: Research and Policy Implications
L. McWright
3. African American Grandmothers' and Grandfathers' Influence in the Value Socialization of Grandchildren
 
PART II. RACIAL MESSAGES
H.P. McAdoo
4. The Village Talks: Racial Socialization of Our Children
M.F. Peters
5. Racial Socialization of Young Black Children
C.B. Murray & J. Mandara
6. Racial Identity Development in African American Children: Cognitive and Experiential Antecedents
V.M. Murry & G.H. Brody
7. Racial Socialization Processes in Single-Mother Families: Linking Maternal Racial Identity, Parenting, and Racial Socialization in Rural, Single-Mother Families With Child Self-Worth and Self-Regulation
 
PART III. EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS OF CHILDREN
A.J. Franklin et al.
8. A Psychological and Educational Perspective on Black Parenting
T. Luster & H.P. McAdoo
9. Family and Child Influences on Educational Attainment: A Secondary Analysis of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Data
S.W. Rivers & F.A. Rivers
10. Sankofa Shule Spells Success for African American Children
 
PART IV. CONFLICT IN AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN
A.O. Harrison-Hale
11. Conflict Resolution Styles Among African American Children and Youth
B.E. Lawson & R.Sanders-Lawson
12. Violent Crime, Race, and Black Children: Parenting and the Social Contract
 
Index
 
About the Editor
 
About the Contributors

"The authors are bold in addressing
the legacies of enslavement, racism, and the debilitating impact of economic
exploitation at the individual, family, and community levels. BLACK CHILDREN moves us away from the
traditional comparisons of black and white children in the context of
Eurocentric theoretical models as the context for the study of development. The
authors create a basis for an African and African American theoretical
framework to guide future research, educational strategies, and community intervention." 

Barbara M. Newman
University of Rhode Island

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