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El desarrollo de identidades positivas : la diversidad y la primera infancia

Document type: book
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Abstract: The importance of developing a positive identity in early childhood is discussed. The publication is part of a series to provide accessible reviews of recent research, information, and analysis on the Bernard van Leer Foundation's key policy issues on early childhood: strengthening the care environment, successful transitions, and social inclusion and respect for diversity of children. This publication contains sections on the following three topics: the right to identity and the development of identity; developing positive identities; and identities, friendships, and peer cultures. The publication names the right to birth registration as a principle human right fundamental to identity. The document identifies the importance of programmes that support parenting and include in their support network children's guardians, teenage parents and single mothers, fathers, grandparents and extended family members raising children, and community and health workers. Further, the circumstances of immigrant children are considered. These children are trying to manage "complex code switching, continuously adapting their language, attitude and behaviour to various social settings and relationships," made more complex if the child's social group discriminates against those with whom the child identifies as peers or family. The final section discusses peer friendships and their importance in sustaining children through adversity. The document recognizes that children generate peer cultures. Factors involved in peer culture formation may be gender, age, class, race and ethnicity, and religion.
Series Title: La Primera Infancia en Perspectiva
Category: General
Editor: Brooker, L. , Woodhead, M.
ISBN: 978-0-7492-2911-5
Serial number: 3
Keywords: children , culture , migration , human rights
Language: spa
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
PAGE: ix, 57
Place: Milton Keynes
Publisher: La Universidad Abierta
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 The Open University
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Title: El desarrollo de identidades positivas : la diversidad y la primera infancia