Our Children Too: A History of the First 25 years of the Black Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development, 1973-1997 / Edition 1

Our Children Too: A History of the First 25 years of the Black Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development, 1973-1997 / Edition 1

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1405154853
ISBN-13:
9781405154857
Pub. Date:
03/28/2006
Publisher:
Wiley

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Our Children Too: A History of the First 25 years of the Black Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development, 1973-1997 / Edition 1

The Black Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development(SRCD) was founded in 1973 to address concerns about the portrayalof Black children in scientific research, the lack of participationof ethnic minority members in the governance structure of SRCD, andthe perceived need for a mutual support system for minorityscholars aspiring to productive careers in the child developmentfield. In this monograph, early members of the Caucus describe itshistory through the first 25 years, 1973-97, in 15 chaptersdistributed among sections on Caucus history, teaching andmentoring, publications and research-related issues, and supportiveacademic institutions. The volume celebrates the accomplishments ofthe Caucus while also revisiting challenges that have arisen bothinternally and through membership in the SRCD parent organization.Key thematic issues include: cultural deficit versus culturaldifference; linkages between poverty, race, and empowerment;advocacy versus objectivity in scientific research; and how thecultural or racial identity of the researcher informs scientificknowledge.

The collaborations of Caucus members and others in SRCD modifiedthe lens through which children of racially and ethnically diversebackgrounds are portrayed in the scientific literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405154857
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Series: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development Series
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Ura Jean Oyemade Bailey, Graduate Professor of HumanDevelopment
and Director of the Center for Drug Abuse Research, HowardUniversity.

Geraldine Kearse Brookins, President of ChangingDynamics, Jackson,
Mississippi, and past Director of the Merrill-Palmer Institute,Wayne State
University.

Grace Carroll, Education Consultant based in Oakland,California.

Aline M. Garrett, Retired Professor and Head, PsychologyDepartment,
University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Sandra Graham, Professor, Department of Education,UCLA.

John W. Hagen, Executive Officer, Society for Research inChild
Development.

Algea O. Harrison-Hale, Professor of Psychology, OaklandUniversity.

John P. Jackson, Jr., Assistant Professor, Department ofCommunication,
University of Colorado, Boulder.

Deborah J. Johnson, Professor of Family and ChildEcology, Michigan State
University.

Velma LaPoint, Professor of Human Development andPsychoeducational
Studies, School of Education, Howard University.

Harriette Pipes McAdoo, University DistinguishedProfessor, Department
of Family and Child Ecology, Michigan State University.

Vonnie C. McLoyd, Professor of Psychology and SeniorResearch Scientist
at the Center for Developmental Science, University of NorthCarolina,
Chapel Hill.

Suzanne M. Randolph, Associate Professor, Department ofFamily Studies,
University of Maryland, College Park.

Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe, Constance E. Clayton Professorin Urban
Education, Graduate School of Education, University ofPennsylvania.

Margaret Beale Spencer, Board of Overseers Professor ofApplied
Psychology and Human Development, University of Pennsylvania.

Veronica G. Thomas, Professor, Department of HumanDevelopment and
Psychoeducational Studies, School of Education, HowardUniversity.

ValoraWashington, Professor and Director of Center forChildren, Families
and Public Policy, Lesley University.

Trellis Waxler, Retired Education Specialist for the HeadStart Bureau,
Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Healthand
Human Services.

Melvin Wilson, Professor of Psychology, University ofVirginia,
Charlottesville.

Table of Contents

POEM.

‘‘WHEN YOU HEAR THE CHILDREN CRY’’.

Suzanne M. Randolph ix.

PREFACE.

Sandra L. Graham xi.

INTRODUCTION.

Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe, Aline M. Garrett, Algea O.Harrison-Hale 1.

ABSTRACT 9.

SECTION I: FOCUS ON CAUCUS HISTORY 11.

I. A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE BEGINNINGS.

OF THE BLACK CAUCUS OF SRCD.

Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe 12.

II. THE BLACK CAUCUS OF SRCD: MEMBERSHIP GROWTH.

AND CRITICAL INITIATIVES.

Aline M. Garrett 25.

III. LETTERS FROM MARY: ACHIEVING STATURE WITHIN SRCD.

Algea O. Harrison-Hale 32.

IV. ON BECOMING A GOVERNING COUNCIL MEMBER.

AND MAXIMIZING MEMBERSHIP.

Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe 48.

SECTION II: TEACHING AND MENTORING 66.

V. TIES: TODDLER AND INFANT EXPERIENCES.

STUDYFCARROLL AND COLLEAGUES.

Grace Carroll 68.

VI. THE ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS.

AND THE BLACK CAUCUS OF THE SRCD.

Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe, Margaret Beale Spencer,.

Ura Jean Oyemade Bailey 75.

VII. PRE-CONFERENCES’ HISTORY AND REFLECTIONS:.

CONCEPTUALIZING A PROCESS.

Deborah J. Johnson, Geraldine Kearse Brookins 84.

SECTION III: RESEARCH AND RELATED ISSUES 94.

VIII. EARLIEST SRCD MONOGRAPHS BY AFRICAN AMERICANS:.

CAREW (1980) AND SLAUGHTER (1983).

Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe 96.

IX. EFFECT OF AN OCCUPATIONAL SHIFT ON FAMILY LIFESTYLE:.

AN ECOLOGICAL APPROACH.

Aline M. Garrett 106.

X. THE "HISTORY" OF TWO MILESTONE DEVELOPMENTAL.

PUBLICATIONS ON BLACK CHILDREN.

Margaret Beale Spencer 113.

XI. THE ROLE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOLARS IN.

RESEARCH ON AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN:.

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES AND PERSONAL REFLECTIONS.

Vonnie C. McLoyd 121.

XII. HEAD START: TRANSLATING RESEARCH INTO.

POLICY AND PRACTICE.

Ura Jean Oyemade Bailey, Trellis Waxler,.

Valora Washington 145.

SECTION IV: SUPPORTIVE ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS 162.

XIII. CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN TO SOCIAL SCIENCE.

RESEARCH ON BLACK CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

Algea O. Harrison-Hale 164.

XIV. CONTRIBUTIONS OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY TO.

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ON BLACK CHILDREN.

Velma LaPoint, Veronica Thomas 173.

XV. AFFIRMING FUTURE GENERATIONS OF.

ETHNIC MINORITY SCIENTISTS.

Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe, Aline M. Garrett,.

Algea O. Harrison-Hale 188.

APPENDIX A.

THE CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE.

BLACK CAUCUS, 1973–1997.

Aline M. Garrett, Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe,.

Algea O. Harrison-Hale 193.

APPENDIX B.

SUSTAINING BLACK CAUCUS MEMBERS, 1973–1997.

Aline M. Garrett 208.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 210.

COMMENTARIES.

CONGRATULATIONS.

Harriette Pipes McAdoo 212.

FUTURE VISIONS OF THE BLACK CAUCUS OF SRCD.

Melvin N. Wilson 214.

THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIALSCIENTIST.

John P. Jackson, Jr. 218.

FOR BLACK CAUCUS.

John W. Hagen 224.

CONTRIBUTORS 227

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