Black Children, revised edition
Their Roots, Culture, and Learning Styles
American educators have largely failed to recognize the crucial significance of culture in the education of African-American children, contents Janice E. Hale in the revised edition of her groundbreaking work, Black Children. As African-American children are acculturated at home and in the African-American community, they develop cognitive patterns and behaviors that may prove incompatable with the school environment. Cultural factors produce group differences that must be addressed in the educational process. Drawing on the fields of anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, Hale explored the effects of African-American culture on a child's intellectual development and suggests curricular reforms that would allow African-American children to develop their interlligence, pursue their strengths, and succeed in school and at work.
About the Authors
Janice E. Hale is professor of early childhood education at Wayne State University and the author of Unbank the Fire: Visions for the Education of African American Children, also available from Johns Hopkins. She is the founder of Visions for Children, a demonstration school designed to facilitate the intellectual development of African-American preschool children.
"Educators will find beneficial guidelines that create and implement a learning environment that addresses the cultural interest and values that are compatible with the young black child's needs."
"Argues that since black children grow up in a distinct culture, they require 'an educational system that recognizes their strengths, their abilities, and their culture, and that incorporates them into the learning process'."
"Hale's book...can help save your child's academic career."
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