ERIC Number: EJ393141
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Oral and Literate Traditions among Black Americans Living in Poverty.
Heath, Shirley Brice
American Psychologist, v44 n2 p367-73 Feb 1989
Verbal skills traditional in many Black communities were acquired by a pattern of socialization that was not as congruent with school use of written and oral language as the mainstream socialization process. The changing language use needs of the workplace present an educational challenge for both minority and mainstream populations. (Author/BJV)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Culture, Child Development, Child Psychology, Children, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Developmental Psychology, Education Work Relationship, Language Skills, Literacy, Psychological Studies, Public Policy, Socialization, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue with the title "Children and Their Development: Knowledge Base, Research Agenda, and Social Policy Application."