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The first R : how children learn race and racism

Author: Debra Van Ausdale; Joe R Feagin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001.
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"Writers since Piaget have questioned when and how children assimilate racist attitudes - or simply become aware of racial differences. This book offers evidence that the answers may be more surprising than we ever imagined." "The rich accounts of children's behavior around race are drawn from Van Ausdale's ethnographies, conducted in several multiethnic day care centers. When she persistently divested herself of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Ausdale, Debra, 1954-
First R.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Van Ausdale; Joe R Feagin
ISBN: 0847688615 9780847688616 0847688623 9780847688623
OCLC Number: 44454599
Description: vii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Young children learning racial and ethnic matters --
Using racial-ethnic distinctions to define self --
Play groups and racial-ethnic matters --
Using racial-ethnic concepts to define other people --
How adults view children --
What and how children learn about racial and ethnic matters --
Postscript: What can be done?
Responsibility: Debra Van Ausdale and Joe R. Feagin.


This text asks when and how children become aware of racial differences. The ethnographic studies drawn from children as young as three years old lead the authors to question some of the  Read more...


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A wonderfully vivid account of how children learn about the 'first R'-race-even before they start school. The authors show how children as young as three have entered into and are experimenting with Read more...

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