Parents feel racial socialization may help minority children succeed in school

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:00 in Psychology & Sociology

A connection between certain approaches to racial socialization in early childhood and parents' expectations for greater success in school has been uncovered by a new study. The researchers organized 16 focus groups involving 114 parents of children four years of age and younger from several ethnicity-language groups. Parents participating in the study felt that racial socialization in early childhood promotes school readiness, but were unsure of the best timing and particular approach for success.

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