The First R by Van Debra Ausdale
How Children Learn Race and Racism

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This study looks into how children learn about the 'first R'—race—and challenges the current assumptions with case-study examples from three child-care centers.

Parents and teachers will find this remarkable study reveals that the answer to how children learn about race might be more startling than could be imagined.
 

About Van Debra Ausdale

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Joe R. Feagin is professor of sociology at the University of Florida.Karyn D. McKinney is professor of sociology at Altoona College, Penn State University.
 
Published December 11, 2001 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Children “do” race and racism, runs the premise of this ethnographic report from two scholars—and watching how they “do” them can teach us something about teaching, learning, and racial concepts and ideals as well.

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Decades of adultcentric research have led social scientists to deny the existence of racial awareness in young children. Yet children--even very young ones--are clearly able to understand sameness

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Decades of ""adultcentric"" research have led social scientists to deny the existence of racial awareness in young children.

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