Academic Socialization of Young Black and Latino Children

Building on Family Strengths

Editors: SONNENSCHEIN, SUSAN, Sawyer, Brook E. (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the critical role of Black and Latino parents in their young children’s academic socialization
  • Offers a strengths-based approach for laying groundwork to ensure academic success during early childhood and beyond
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of early academic skills/learning, focusing on young Black and Latino children
  • Addresses early literacy and language, mathematics, and social/emotional/behavior skills
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About this book

This book offers a strengths-based, family-focused approach to improving the educational performance and  school experience of struggling Black and Latino students. The book discusses educational challenges faced by low-income families of color and the different strengths within Black and Latino family life that can affect these challenges. It focuses building on these strengths within the children’s home environments that can serve as a foundation for subsequent learning. The chapters describe a wide range of family practices and beliefs, including development of interventions to support families that promote early language and literacy, early mathematics, and social skills. The chapters also present quantitative and/or qualitative studies using a strengths-based approach to parents’ socialization of their children’s early academic skills.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • Latino and Black parental resources, investments, and beliefs
  • Academic socialization in the homes of Black and Latino preschool children
  • Development of culturally-informed interventions to promote children’s school readiness skills
  • Family-school partnerships as a tool for improving educational opportunities.
  • Directions for future research

Academic Socialization of Young Black and Latino Children is a must-have resource for researchers, educators, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in diverse fields including education, developmental and school psychology, family studies, counseling psychology and social work, and sociology of culture.

About the authors

Susan Sonnenschein, Ph.D., is a developmental and educational psychologist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a professor and graduate program director of the Applied Developmental Psychology program. Her research focuses on ways to promote at home and school the educational success of children from different demographic backgrounds. She is particularly interested in home experiences of children often at risk for difficulties in school (e.g., immigrants, low income, ELL, minority groups).

Brook E. Sawyer, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the College of Education at Lehigh University. She is an educational psychologist and teacher educator who conducts descriptive and intervention research on teachers’ and parents’ practices to support the language and literacy development of young vulnerable children, including children who live in poverty, dual language learners, and children with disabilities. She also focuses on interventions to develop collaborative relationships between parents and educators.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Need to Take a Strengths-Based Approach to Facilitate Children’s Educational Growth

    Pages 1-4

    Sonnenschein, Susan (et al.)

  • Latino and African-American Parental Resources, Investments, and Socialization Practices: Supporting Toddler’s Language and Social Skills

    Pages 5-37

    Kuhns, Catherine (et al.)

  • Concerted Cultivation Among Low-Income Black and Latino Families

    Pages 39-60

    Sonnenschein, Susan (et al.)

  • Contexts of African American Children’s Early Writing Development: Considerations of Parental Education, Parenting Style, Parental Beliefs, and Home Literacy Environments

    Pages 61-89

    Bingham, Gary E. (et al.)

  • Parent- and Preschool-Teacher-Perceived Strengths Among Black and Latino Boys in Miami: Links to Early Success in Elementary School

    Pages 91-119

    Williams, Angelique (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04486-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04485-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Academic Socialization of Young Black and Latino Children
Book Subtitle
Building on Family Strengths
Editors
  • SUSAN SONNENSCHEIN
  • Brook E. Sawyer
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04486-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04486-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04485-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 258
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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