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ERIC Number: ED141423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
Black Stylization and Implications for Child Welfare. Final Report.
Dodson, Jualynne; And Others
This three year exploratory research study investigated the cultural behaviors of Afro-Americans. Results of the study include: 1) A set of historical data on the continuous existence of cultural behaviors by Afro-Americans in the areas of music, language, food and dance. 2) A set of empirical data which explores contemporary expressions of Afro-American culture among 180 black boys and girls living in the Atlanta, Georgia area. 3) A research instrument which initiates the process of identifying normative expressive behavior for Afro-American sub-culture. 4) A position paper which begins the theoretical exploration for a more valid index of socio-economic influence upon Afro-American behavior. 5) A set of evaluative data on the presence of multi-cultural perspective in 25 selected child welfare programs in the state of Georgia. 6) An evaluative instrument which can begin the process of assessing culturally plural programmatic content in child welfare agencies. 7) Eighty (80) formal dissemination contacts with groups and individuals in the state of Georgia and other areas of the U.S. Among the substantive results of the study were an indication that an Afro-American culture based on the culture of West African peoples was identified in the cultural expressions of black students. Also the evaluation of the child welfare programs indicated a failure by Georgia's child-oriented programs to consciously address Afro-American culture in their delivery of services. Numerous tables, an extended bibliography, questionnaires and interviews and evaluations developed for this study are included. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Black Culture, Black Studies, Blacks, Child Caregivers, Child Welfare, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Dance, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Food, Grade 10, Grade 4, Language Patterns, Language Styles, Multicultural Education, Music, Religious Factors, Social Values, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA. School of Social Work.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)