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ERIC Number: ED376949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 43
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Overview of Issues in Childhood Socialization.
Evans, Hyacinth; Davies, Rose
This paper discusses the socialization within the family and school in Jamaica and other Caribbean nations. It examines the characteristics of Caribbean families, citing the effects of high levels of poverty and teenage pregnancy on family life. Child rearing practices, especially among the lower-class, emphasize discipline, corporal punishment, and an authoritarian parent-child relationship. Another factor affecting childhood socialization is the practice of having children reside with relatives or other families if the mother is unable or willing to care for the child due to occupational or other reasons. Children learn gender roles through the observation of the traditional male-female roles assumed in Caribbean families. The effects of the day care, preschool, and elementary school environments on childhood socialization are also examined, as well as the effects of economic development and modernization. The paper concludes that the socialization of children in the Caribbean has become a very complex process, with children being exposed to conflicting influences. (Contains 40 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica