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ERIC Number: ED400935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-18
Pages: 11
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Understanding & Facilitating Healthy Ethnic/Racial Identity Development.
Chard-Yaron, Sharon; Kingsbury, Jon
This presentation deals with the topic of ethnic/racial identity development, acknowledging the importance of recognizing the multicultural component in identity formation. The literature has pointed to several areas that are central to effective prejudice-prevention and prejudice-reduction programming, among them an emphasis on cognitive sophistication and critical thinking skills, transformation of negative racial attitudes, macro approaches that involve changing an institutional culture, positive interracial/inter-ethnic contact, and healthy ethnic identity development. This presentation is designed to help educators recognize behaviors associated with hierarchical stages of ethical/racial identity development and to understand curricular implications for teaching and learning inherent in these stages. The objectives of this session are to identify and distinguish between various stages of ethnic/racial identity development, to describe identity development behaviors characteristic of these stages, and to apply that knowledge to various teaching and learning environments. A comparison of different racial/ethnic identity development models and concepts, an analysis of development typology, and an exercise is provided to assist the development of understanding in ethnic identity development. Contains 21 references. (MOK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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