ERIC Number: EJ1071627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
School Ethnic-Racial Socialization: Learning about Race and Ethnicity among African American Students
Aldana, Adriana; Byrd, Christy M.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v47 n3 p563-576 Sep 2015
Research has sought to understand how parents socialize their children around race and ethnicity, but few studies have considered how contexts outside the home are also important sources of socialization. In this paper we review and integrate literature on practices in school settings that have implications for ethnic-racial socialization using a framework based on Hughes et al. ("Dev Psychol" 42(5):747-770, 2006) review of parental socialization. The practices reviewed include cultural socialization, preparation for bias, promotion of mistrust, egalitarianism, colorblindness, and silence. Our review shows a wide range of practices in education that may influence the development of ethnic-racial identity and ethnic-racial consciousness, but more research is needed to understand the role that schools play in developing African American youth's understanding of race and identity.
Descriptors: African American Students, Socialization, Ethnicity, Racial Identification, Racial Bias, Trust (Psychology), Social Justice, Racial Attitudes, School Role, Educational Practices, Literature Reviews
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