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How Young Children Perceive Race
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How Young Children Perceive Race



February 1995 | 146 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Using the results of a participant observation study, Robyn M Holmes illustrates how young children learn about ethnic identity. Unlike many previous studies, performed in experimental and contrived settings, the author worked with children in a kindergarten environment. The resulting account uses the children's own words and drawings to illustrate their beliefs and understanding about race and ethnicity. Particular issues addressed include: how children understand group boundaries; view their selves; and develop an ethnic component of friendship, romance and procreation.
 
Introduction
 
Field Methods
Working with Children

 
 
The Elementary Schools
 
Categories and Cognition
 
Conceptions of Self
 
Friendship and Ethnicity
 
Procreation and Race
 
Conclusion

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ISBN: 9780803971097
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