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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.

Children and the Principles of Learning: Implications for Multicultural Development
Children and the principles of learning: Implications for multicultural development
Mesha L.Ellis

Multiculturalism has received a great deal of attention over the past 15 to 20 years. Many have advocated that true inclusion and multiculturalism cannot occur if the traditions, perspectives, and voices of nonmainstream and/or non-Western communities are not heard, appreciated, or incorporated within mainstream society's value system. Although a general consensus among social scientists exists that globalization requires a more authentic valuing and understanding of diverse perspectives, very little attention has been paid to the mechanisms by which a multicultural perspective is developed.

With the progressive trends in globalization, it is crucial that our nation's youth be able to fully interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds. ...

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