ERIC Number: EJ372902
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Ecological Correlates of the Educative Style of Afro-American Children.
Shade, Barbara J.; Edwards, Patricia A.
Journal of Negro Education, v56 n1 p88-99 Win 1987
By perpetuating habits, values, and attitudes that successfully mediate the interaction between the individual and the social environment, the Afro-American home environment prepares children to live in a society that devalues individuals whose social and ethnic origins differ from the accepted norm. Afro-American families stress social rather than instrumental cognition. (BJV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Achievement, Black Attitudes, Black Family, Black Students, Child Development, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Family Environment, Family Influence, Social Cognition, Social Stratification, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue on The Black Child's Home Environment and Student Achievement.