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.

Home and Family in the Development of a Multicultural Worldview

Home and Family in the Development of a Multicultural Worldview

Home and family in the development of a multicultural worldview
Sinead N.Younge and Harriette PipesMcAdoo

The operational definition of multicul-turalism is context specific. For the purposes of this chapter, multicultur-alism will be defined as the inclusion and respect for the diversity of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. Multiculturalism is a relatively new field, which works to empower and validate its participants, and it is heavily influenced by a number of different sociocul-tural factors. The 1950s and 1960s were a pivotal time in United States history because in a country where racial segregation was sanctioned by law, the 1950s were marked by a period of integration that necessitated change in the physical, sociological, and psychological perspective of ...

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