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By Wendy L. Haight

ISBN-10: 0511041217

ISBN-13: 9780511041211

ISBN-10: 052179210X

ISBN-13: 9780521792103

In African-American childrens at Church Dr. Haight presents an important description of kid rearing in a Black neighborhood within the western usa. established upon an in depth, naturalistic research of adult-child interplay, the publication describes the ideals and childrearing practices of winning African-American adults, concentrating on the function of faith in kid's improvement. The ebook comprises descriptions of adult-child storytelling, clash, and play in Sunday tuition and describes how examine effects have been used to enhance a preventive, academic intervention for kids.

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According to Leroy Fitts (1985), black Baptist preachers “discovered in the ‘Fatherhood of God’ and ‘brotherhood of man,’ a . . concept of human freedom and dignity” (p. 44). The belief that God recognizes AfricanAmericans as equal to European-Americans – each personally as one of his children – has given many the inner resolve to “keep on keeping on” (Hale-Benson, 1987). In the words of one nineteenth-century AfricanAmerican woman: Many think, because your skins are tinged with a sable hue, that you are an inferior race of beings; but God does not consider you as such.

For example, Robert Coles (1990) talked with African-American children from newly desegregated schools in the South. As they talked and drew pictures about God, the sense of self-worth, comfort, and hope children had from their religious beliefs was clear. For example, an African-American girl with difficulties at school said, “I keep my mouth shut here in school. . , teachers are] blind when it comes to us” (p. 176). She then went on to draw a picture of Jesus healing the blind man. She described some individuals within Jesus’ lifetime as viewing him as “dumb” and “stupid” but went on to explain that he was both powerful and compassionate.

As the population of the United States becomes increasingly diverse, recruiting individuals from diverse cultural communities into social work, education, health care, and other helping professions is critical. Also critical is the development of effective multicultural education strategies. This issue is explored in chapter 12 through a short-term, longitudinal study of the varied responses of European-American undergraduate students to their participation as 18 Overview helpers at the Computer Club.

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