Child Development 145 (01; 66-69) - Hembree
Controversial Issues in Child Development
Spring, 2012 


Discussion #6

Note: Reponses to these questions should be word processed, not handwritten. Discussion assignments must be turned during the class that the issue is discussed. No late assignments will be accepted. Partial credit may be assigned for attendance at discussion sessions without completion of the discussion assignment.

Use the readings cultural diversity to respond to the following guiding and reflection questions.

1) What was the aim of the Britto & Amer study? List some of the characteristics of Arab immigrants as described by the researchers. Why is it important to study Arab families when investigating ethnic identity in this group?

2) What were the main findings of the Britto & Amer study and what implications do these findings have for research on ethnic identity and family and persons working with Arab Muslim youth.

3) According to Barry et al., why is it important to study child rearing attitudes in general and among different ethnic groups? Describe the constructs of self-construal, ethnic identity and acculturation.

4) Summarize the Barry study (purpose, method, results). How do the results of this study contribute to our understanding of East Asian families and children?

5) Summarize Murray's argument for the need to invest in Social Justice Education. What steps does she suggest schools undertake to incorporate social justice?

6) According to the SRCD social policy report, what three types of intervention have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing prejudice and promoting equity?

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Updated: January, 2012

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