“It is refreshing to see a book such as this which is both broad in its conceptualization of the field of child research and deep in its focus. The volume's editors are paragons of awareness when it comes to the need for interdisciplinary research and theory to illuminate the lives and experience of children.”
– James Garbarino, Loyola University Chicago
“Covers a satisfying and unprecedentedly wide range of research relating to childhood. The contributors include many eminent international scholars of childhood, making the book a valuable resource for child researchers. Child advocates will also find the book to be invaluable in their efforts to improve children's well-being, and to change policies and practices for the better.”
– Anne Smith, University of Otago
“A really scintillating collection that will provide a lasting perspective on child studies - stimulating and comprehensive!”
– Jonathan Bradshaw, University of York
In keeping with global changes in children's social and legal status, this Handbook includes examination of children as family members, friends, learners, consumers, people of faith, and participants in law and politics. The contributors also discuss the methodological and ethical requirements for research that occurs in natural settings and that enables children themselves to describe their perspective.
The book is divided into three parts: Part I: Setting-Specific Issues in Child Research; Part II: Population-Specific Issues in Child Research; Part III: Methods in Research on Children and Childhood
Chapter 12: Research on Ethnic Minority Children: A Tale of Risk and Resilience
Research on Ethnic Minority Children: A Tale of Risk and Resilience
Two striking conclusions emerge from surveying research on minority children. First, many minority children encounter a range of social and material challenges in life that adversely affect development in multiple domains of their lives. Consequently, minority children are at risk for a wide range of developmental difficulties that augur poorly for their future. Second, although children around the world classified as minority are diverse in language, culture, national origin, and material circumstances, they are strikingly similar in the obstacles they encounter and the developmental outcomes they experience relative to the majority populations in their countries. This chapter describes the developmental outcomes often observed among ...