Development of Bicultural Children   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 PO Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

HD 370 - Development of Bicultural Children

3 credits
This class will specifically focus on a framework of bicultural development as it compares with monocultural developmental theories. The pertinent issues and major social-ecological influences that play an important role in shaping the development of bicultural children will be explored. Culture and cognition, bilingualism, the biculturation process, and cultural psychological dynamics as they relate to personality and development and identity formation will be examined. An overview of the current literature in the field will also be discussed.