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The Development of Racial Prejudice in Children

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The relative influences of cognitive versus environmental factors on the development of Euro-Australian children’s racial attitudes were examined. The results suggest that an understanding of the mechanism by which children develop their racial attitudes requires an examination of distinctive environmental-learning factors in addition to individual cognitive processes.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Australian Catholic University

Publication date: January 1, 1996

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  • Educational Practice and Theory is a bi-annual, independent, refereed journal which, since its launch in 1978, has become an important independent forum for original ideas in education. It publishes innovative and original research in the area. Its focus is both applied and theoretical and it seeks articles from a diverse range of themes and countries.

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