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Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Children's Development of an Identity


by Wallace E. Lambert 1984

Findings are given of a cross-national study that explored the processes of children's development of identity by examining how children learn what their ethnic group is and how their group should act. Adults seem to influence cultural and personality development, with social standing being more important than ethnic background. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 3, 1984, p. 349-363
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 857, Date Accessed: 4/26/2017 1:28:44 PM

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  • Wallace Lambert
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    WALLACE E. LAMBERT is professor of psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is a member of the National Academy of Education. He is co-author with Otto Kleinberg of Children's Views of Foreign People(Appleton-Century-Crofts), co-author with Richard Tucker of Bilingual Education of Children (Newberry House), and co-author with William Lambert of A Social Psychology (Prentice-Hall).
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