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ERIC Number: ED117225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 84
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Socialization of Black Children: A Critical Review of the Literature on Parent-Child Relationship and Socialization Patterns Within the Black Family.
Peters, Marie Ferguson
This review examines some of the basic sociological, psychological, and philosophical issues of childhood socialization, and briefly discusses some of the significant influences which impinge upon all children as they grow and develop within their society, sub-culture, and family. The stated purpose of the review is to provide a perspective for examining the basic assumptions which underly current research on parent-child relationships within the black family. Research in the 70's concerning the socialization of black children that also addresses various aspects of the influences in the black child's development is also examined. Research in general is said to be characterized by poor methodology, to ignore black families, and to concentrate on the black poor, father-absent families, the mother-child dyad, and to have an ethnocentric approach. The literature is seen to be discussed in terms of popular but misleading assumptions that seem to be explicitly involved when hypothesis are made concerning socialization patterns within black families. What are stated to be more promising approaches are also pointed out and two recent research projects are described in detail. In conclusion, the paper suggests a black child family-society interaction model said to be useful in the conceptualization of the socialization process, policy making, and program planning. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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