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The African American child : development and challenges / Yvette R. Harris and James A. Graham.

By: Harris, Yvette R.
Contributor(s): Graham, James A., Ph. D.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Springer, c2007Description: xv, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780826127563 (alk. paper); 0826127568 (alk. paper).Subject(s): African American children -- Social conditions | African American children -- Health and hygiene | African American children -- Education | Child development -- United States | Developmental psychologyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: African American child.; Online version:: African American child.DDC classification: 305.23089/96073
Contents:
Demographics : a portrait of African American children -- Research issues with African American children -- African American children and health issues -- Mental health issues and racial identity -- Education and African American children -- Language and literacy -- Moral development -- Social contexts in the lives of African American children : family and peers -- Epilogue : Where do we go from here?
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-213) and index.

Demographics : a portrait of African American children -- Research issues with African American children -- African American children and health issues -- Mental health issues and racial identity -- Education and African American children -- Language and literacy -- Moral development -- Social contexts in the lives of African American children : family and peers -- Epilogue : Where do we go from here?

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Harris and Graham review available research about African American children in the areas of health, the family, education, language and literacy, and moral and social development, and also indicate some limitations of these inquiries. They provide a model of appropriate research design, examining general problems of research, before turning their attention to the specifics of African American children. As a context for their broader discussion of development, they present various psychological theories and note how these have or have not addressed the needs of black children. Subsequent chapters provide overviews/discussions of particular issues and summaries with appropriate bibliographic references. Although African American children have been discussed in numerous educational and sociological books, the focus has usually been on the problematic nature of the children's experience--i.e., on deficits rather than differences. This book argues convincingly that children's cultural differences need to be recognized for any accurate understanding of their development. Pointing out the need for additional and more effectively designed research, Harris and Graham provide a valuable foundation for further investigations. This nonpolemic book should be in all libraries, filling an unfortunate gap. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. S. Sugarman emerita, Bennington College

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