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ERIC Number: ED232761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
How Children Develop Racial Awareness. ERIC/EECE Short Report-2.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
In contrast to the three-stage theory of attitude development proposed by Goodman (1964), Dr. Phyllis A. Katz, director of the Institute for Research on Social Problems, suggests that eight overlapping but separable steps occur in the acquisition of racial beliefs. The major points in Katz's schema are: (1) early observation of racial cues; (2) formation of rudimentary concepts; (3) conceptual differentiation; (4) recognition of the irrevocability of cues; (5) consolidation of group concepts; (6) perceptual elaboration; (7) cognitive elaboration; and (8) attitude crystallization. References are included. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: For the full text of Dr. Phyllis Katz's paper, "Development of Children's Racial Awareness and Intergroup Attitudes," on which this summary is based, see ED 207 675.