ERIC Number: ED049328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Black Child, White Child: The Development of Racial Attitudes.
Porter, Judith D. R.
In Part One of this study of both racial attitudes in and the influence of race on social interaction between preschool children, "The Acquisition of Racial Attitudes," there is a discussion of mechanisms of racial attitude transmission, and a review of other studies. Part Two, "Sociological Correlates of Racial Attitude Formation," describes the methods of inquiry used, including the TV-Story Game, an analysis of doll choice by race and age, and social class, contact, and shade of skin color as correlates of racial attitude formation. Part Three, "The Effects of Racial Attitudes on Personality and Interaction," discusses racial self-concept, the personal dimension of self-esteem, and actual playmate choice in a desegregated setting. Part Four focuses on the implications of the data for theory, research, and public policy. The coding scheme for comments and free play, and self-portrait and story code sheets are appended. (JM)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Bias, Black Youth, Childhood Attitudes, Interaction, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Learning, Racial Attitudes, Racial Identification, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Socioeconomic Status, Whites
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. ($8.95)
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