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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.

Changing Drum Rhythms: How Religious Leaders Can Affirm the Value of Multiculturalism in Their Communities
Changing drum rhythms: How religious leaders can affirm the value of multiculturalism in their communities
ErylenePiper-Mandy and Daryl M.Rowe

The dancers must change their steps according to the change in the rhythm of the drum


The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the cultural lens through which religious leaders in the 21st century must interpret sacred texts and religious tenets in order to help children embrace multiculturalism. As children of the 1960s, arguably the most definitive epoch of American social change to date, the authors grew up in an era in which we witnessed firsthand the importance of socially conscious spirituality on the development of social change, and the impact of determined ...

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