The African American Child

The African American Child

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qThis book argues convincingly that children's cultural differences need to be recognized for any accurate understanding of their development. Pointing out the need for additional and more effectively designed research, Harris and Graham provide a valuable foundation for further investigations. This nonpolemic book should be in all libraries, filling an unfortunate gap. Highly recommended.q--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This major new textbook introduces students to issues that have an impact on the lives of African American children but have typically been ignored (or inadequately discussed) in mainstream child development textbooks. The authors hope to familiarize students with a sampling of research that moves beyond a deficit view of the development of the African American child while stimulating critical thinking about future directions for research on African American children and their families. The book is designed to be student friendly--with each chapter presenting an overview of the material covered as well as an qInsider's Voiceq (which offers a personal story or viewpoint about the issues discussed in the chapter). Each chapter goes on to feature a dialogue of current biological, environmental, constructivist, and cultural-contextual theories) as well as suggestions for additional reading, videos, websites, and questions to guide critical thinking.Development and Challenges Yvette R. Harris, PhD, James A. Graham, PhD ... Initially designed as a summer enrichment program for poor children, in 1972 Head Start expanded to a 9-month program designed to offer a variety of services toanbsp;...

Title:The African American Child
Author:Yvette R. Harris, PhD, James A. Graham, PhD
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2007-05-01


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