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The SAGE Handbook of Child Development explores the multicultural development of children through the varied and complex interplay of traditional agents of socialization as well as contemporary media influences, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures. Editors Joy K. Asamen, Mesha L. Ellis, and Gordon L. Berry, along with chapter authors from a wide variety of disciplines, highlight how to analyze, compare, and contrast alternative perspectives of children of different cultures, domestically and globally, with the major principles and theories of child development in cognitive, socioemotional, and/or social/contextual domains.

Foundations for Multicultural Concepts, Child Development Principles, and an Emerging Worldview
Foundations for multicultural concepts, child development principles, and an emerging worldview

Part I of this Handbook begins at the most appropriate point by providing a historical foundation for understanding the key concepts of multiculturalism, ethnic identity, and cognitive processes involved in child development, and the principles associated with the early acquisition of an individual's worldview. This part of the volume also addresses some of the research and methodological challenges relevant to the study of multicultural issues. Thus, the principles and concepts of the first part of the Handbook form a type of historical and theoretical framework for the remainder of this volume.

Part I begins with a chapter by Ronald Takaki that provides historical insight into ...

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