ERIC Number: EJ444953
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Dignifying Black Children's Lives.
Hale, Janice E.
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v20 n3 p8-9,40 Spr 1992
Maintains that educators need to dignify the language and cognitive experiences of African-American children. Asserts that African-American culture emphasizes charismatic and stylistic uses of language. Teachers must understand African-American cultural styles if they are to create cultural continuity for African-American children who attend schools dominated by white culture. (BB)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Experiential Learning, Expressive Language, Language Variation, Prior Learning, Public Education, Religious Factors, School Culture, School Readiness, Teacher Role, Whites, Young Children
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A