Week Six Notes
Week Six Notes SOCIOL105-SEC01
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Date Created: 02/26/15
February 24 2015 Sociology 105 Early child socialization Early exploration Learning to talk about feelings and learning how to get along With peers are all part of supporting early exploration 0 Kids are Wired to want to do these things 0 Parents have a role in helping them to become confident active lifetime learners Peer socialization 0 Learning to make friends ad get along With peers I Infants I Toddlers I Preschoolers O Resolving con ict in peer play Parent role in peer play 0 All kids need support for peer socialization but the type of support they need Will depend on their temperament I Shy ones need encouragement I Highly active ones need impulse control 0 Otherwise they can be overwhelming Ways parents undermine exploration and learning 0 Being overinvolved and intrusive O Communicating anxiety 0 Encouraging activities that go beyond the zone of proximal development 0 Overpraising Which may undermine effort Parents also need to reinforce cultural values Transmitting cultural values 0 Differences in cultural values I Independence vs interdependence 0 Individuality vs conformity 0 Examples I Sleeping arrangements I Communication styles 0 Imperatives and interrogatives Bicultural socialization Efforts to reinforce birth culture 0 Immigrant families 0 Families created through international adoption I The many faces of international adoption I Photos of families with children adopted from china Chinese adoptions 0 Not your usual immigrants not your usual ChineseAmericans 0 Raising adopted Chinese children 0 Designing research on bicultural socialization I The longitudinal study The effects of bicultural socialization 0 Parents attitudes measured when children were 2 yrs old shaped kids attitudes by the time they were 7 or 9 0 Kids attitudes shaped attachment security during the teenage years I Get along communicate respect close Interpretation 0 Bicultural socialization was one way for parents to join with their adopted children around what made them different 0 It tended to transform consciousness of difference into something positive 0 The parentchild relationship benefitted and probably other child outcomes as well February 26 2015 Review Transmitting cultural values Differences in cultural values 0 Independence vs interdependence I Individuality vs conformity 0 Examples I Sleeping arrangements I Communication style 0 Imperatives and interrogatives Bicultural socialization 0 Efforts to reinforce birth culture I Immigrant families I Families created through international adoption 0 Chinese adoptions I Not your usual immigrants not your usual ChineseAmericans I Raising adopted Chinese children 0 The riddle of Julia Ming Gale I Designing research on bicultural socialization 0 The longitudinal study Story of one family 0 Making a home in Hefei I The children attend Chinese kindergarten I The rhythm of daily life Story of a research project 0 It began in 1996 they announced the study online and also in newsletters for families with children adopted from China FCC 0 The parents were volunteers 0 Where most of the babies came from Hunan J iangsu Jiangxi Guangdong Anhui Hubei 0 Research design and sample I The study focuses on one child per family 0 All were girls adopted at 9 months old I The study is longitudinal 0 1996 361 families 2001 331 families 2007 308 families 2012 287 families I Data collection 0 Because attitudes are states of mind we rely on selfreports 0 Quantitative approaches I Asking questions and assigning numbers to responses 0 Qualitative approaches I Sometimes respondents may also be asked to answer in their own words 0 Variables 0 Measuring bicultural socialization I Attitudes of both parents and children 0 Measuring the parentchild relationship 0 Results 0 Parents attitudes measures when kids were 2 years old shaped kids attitudes by the time they were 7 or 8 0 Kids attitudes shaped attachment security during the teenage years I Get along communicate respect close 0 Interpretation 0 Bicultural socialization was one way for parents to join with their adopted children around what made them different 0 It tended to transform consciousness pf difference into something positive 0 The parentchild relationship benefitted and probably other child outcomes as well I Qualitative data 0 In 2012 they asked the parents if they could sum up their experience in adopting from China in one word what would it be I The results shown as a word cloud