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  • Course Text: Child, Family, School, Community: Socialization and Support
    • Chapter 11, “Emotional and Cognitive Socialization Outcomes” (pp. 376–3 96)
    • Chapter 12, “Social and Behavioral Socialization Outcomes” (pp. 400–411, read up to “What theories explain the development of altruistic behavior?”; pp. 416–434, read from “Morals” to “Mass Media”; pp. 427, read from “Gender Roles” to “What are the major theories of gender-role development?”; pp. 430–436, read from “Influences on Gender-Role Development”)
    • Review Chapter 3 (pp. 81–86, review from “Divorce and the Law” to “Kin Custody”)
  • Article: Katz, L. (1995). How can we strengthen children’s self-esteem? Retrieved from http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content2/strengthen_children_self.html


Resources for Action Plan 4



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Content Review



  • Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 2–3 paragraphs in length.
  • Use MS Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all three questions in one Word document.
  • Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your Instructor can see which question you are responding to.


  1. Children develop attitudes through interactions with and feedback from the people in their environments. Ultimately, these attitudes impact the development of values. Review the various influences on attitude development explained on pages 377–380 of your course text. Choose four of these influences and discuss how each might contribute to the development of prejudice.

  2. Review the section on self-regulation on pages 400–401 in your text. Consider the factors that influence a young child’s ability to self-regulate. Why is self-regulation important to children’s success in school and in life? What changes in today’s world might support or diminish fostering this vital ability in children? Explain your point of view.

  3. Peers, school, media, and community are some of the influences on children’s conception of gender roles. Pages 430–436 in your text explain the depth and breadth of these influences. Choose two influences that are of most interest to you, and explain how each influence can lead to stereotyped behavior, or “sex typing.” For each influence, identify ways that you as a professional can advocate for more gender-neutral behavior or against sex typing.

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