This timely, in-depth examination of the educational experiences and needs of mixed-race children ("the fifth minority") focuses on the four contexts that primarily influence learning and development: the family, school, community, and society-at-large.
The book provides foundational historical, social, political, and psychological information about mixed-race children and looks closely at their experiences in schools, their identity formation, and how schools can be made more supportive of their development and learning needs. Moving away from an essentialist discussion of mixed-race children, a wide variety of research is included. Life and schooling experiences of mixed-raced individuals are profiled throughout the text. Rather than pigeonholing children into a neat box of descriptions or providing readymade prescriptions for educators, Mixed-Race Youth and Schooling offers information and encourages teachers to critically reflect on how it is relevant to and helpful in their teaching/learning contexts.
Part I: Being Mixed-Race in Society
Chapter 1: The Context of Race for Mixed-Race People
Chapter 2: Mixed-Race People in Society Over Time
Chapter 3: Racial Identity: Multiple Perspectives on Racial Self-Understanding
Part II: Family, Community, and Peers
Chapter 4: Structures, Practices, and Socialization in Interracial and Multiracial Families
Chapter 5: Community, Social Class and Sociocultural Interactions
Chapter 6: Peer Relations and Friendship Formations
Part III: Education and Schooling: People, Places, and Practices
Chapter 7: Teachers’ (Mixed) Race Constructions and Teaching in Multiracial Classrooms
Chapter 8: The Racial Context of Schooling and Mixed-race Youth
Chapter 9: Schooling Supportive of Mixed-Race Youth