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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.

Chapter 6: Multicultural Issues in the Lives of Developing Children in the 21st Century

Multicultural Issues in the Lives of Developing Children in the 21st Century
Multicultural issues in the lives of developing children in the 21st century
Daren A.Graves and Sherryl BrowneGraves

Growing up in 21st-century America will challenge children in many different ways. The need to use renewable natural resources versus reliance on carbon-based resources will continue as an ongoing environmental crisis. Digital technologies with the potential to connect children globally while isolating them in their homes will be a challenge. Information overload will be commonplace as children have 24-hour-a-day access to knowledge from the past and instant access to breaking news. However, one of the most pressing challenges but at the same time an enriching opportunity for 21st century American children will be learning to live, learn, work, ...

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