ERIC Number: ED209409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Socializing the Black Child to Cope in the 1980s.
Thomas, Shirley W.
Socialization strategies for black children should be designed to prepare them to function in a competent, comfortable, and culturally secure manner; there may be a need to reevaluate the ability of those advocates currently responsible for the welfare of black children. Strategies of socialization should be based upon the philosophy of Afrocentrism, the Kawaida Theory, and education for self-reliance. Advocacy and change agent orientation need to be the behavior modes of socialization agents. The objectives of socialization must reflect a systematic approach to the concept of nation building, and a commitment to the transmission, clarification, and reinforcement of values that promote a positive identity for black children in a cultural context. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute (10th, Washington, DC, October 1981).