African-American Children at Church: A Sociocultural by Wendy L. Haight

By Wendy L. Haight

In African-American youngsters at Church Dr. Haight presents an important description of kid rearing in a Black neighborhood within the western usa. established upon an in depth, naturalistic learn of adult-child interplay, the ebook describes the ideals and childrearing practices of winning African-American adults, targeting the position of faith in kid's improvement. The publication contains descriptions of adult-child storytelling, clash, and play in Sunday tuition and describes how learn effects have been used to increase a preventive, academic intervention for kids.

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For example, Robert Coles (1990) talked with African-American children from newly desegregated schools in the South. As they talked and drew pictures about God, the sense of self-worth, comfort, and hope children had from their religious beliefs was clear. For example, an African-American girl with difficulties at school said, “I keep my mouth shut here in school. . , teachers are] blind when it comes to us” (p. 176). She then went on to draw a picture of Jesus healing the blind man. She described some individuals within Jesus’ lifetime as viewing him as “dumb” and “stupid” but went on to explain that he was both powerful and compassionate.

The third content area focused on the role of religion in coping with everyday problems, including racial hatred. The fourth content area dealt with the problem of educational underachievement in Research Strategy 43 African-American children. Individuals were asked to explain the high drop-out rate among African-American youths, describe any unique characteristics of African-American teachers, and advise teachers of African-American children. ) From these interviews, I reconstructed verbatim transcripts.

The following fragment is from a poem dedication written by 12-yearold Mamie and reproduced in the program for Pastor Daniels’s 20th anniversary as pastor. This young girl, dying from lung disease, captured the encouragement and kindness many children associate with Pastor Daniels: Rev. [Daniels] once said that he was glad that people really couldn’t see him. He said that people only see the outside, the skin, the clothes, the earthly vessel. Don’t judge what you can not see! The inside, the real deal, the person, the heavenly treasure!

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