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EDUC 4301 School-Age Children and Adolescents in a Multicultural Society: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 4301 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Armstrong, A. (2010). Myths of poverty—Realities for students. Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 75(8) 49–53.

Barrera, R., Gonzalez-Mena, J., Moore, T., Derman-Sparks, L., & Pulido-Tobiassen, D. (2005). Visit the world with your child. Scholastic Parent & Child, 13(3), 44–50.

Derman-Sparks, L. (2005). Understanding difference age by age. Early Childhood Today, 20(3).

Dessel, A. (2010). Prejudice in schools: Promotion of an inclusive culture and climate. Education and Urban Society, 42(4), 407–429.

Jacobs, S. (2004, March 7). Children of same-sex couples tell their stories. Boston Globe, p. A1.

Jensen, L. A. (2003). Coming of age in a multicultural world: Globalization and adolescent cultural identity formation. Applied Developmental Science, 7(3), 189–196.

Lewis, A. E. (2004). Chapter five: Learning and living racial boundaries: Constructing and negotiating racial identity in school. In Race in the schoolyard: Negotiating the color line in classrooms & communities (pp. 128–153).

Neff, K. D., Cooper, C., & Woodruff, A. (2007). Children’s and adolescents’ developing perceptions of gender inequality. Social Development, 16(4), 682–699.

O’Neal, D., & Ringler, M. (2010). Broadening our view of linguistic diversity. Phi Delta Kappan, 91(7), 48–52.

Patterson, C. (2006). Children of lesbian and gay parents. Current Directions in Psychological Science,15(5), 241–244.

Payne, R. (2008). Nine powerful practices. Educational Leadership, 65(7), 48–52.

Phillips, T. M., & Pittman, J. F. (2003). Identity processes in poor adolescents: Exploring the linkages between economic disadvantage and the primary task of adolescence. Identity, 3(2),115–129.

Sinclair, S., Dunn, E., & Lowery, B. (2005). The relationship between parental racial attitudes and children’s implicit prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41(3) 283–289.

Wing Sue, D., & Constantine, M. (2007). Racial microaggressions as instigators of difficult dialogues on race: Implications for student affairs educators and students. College Student Affairs Journal,26(2), 136–143.




Other Readings

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