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Manning Lee M 19992000 Developing responsive multicultural education for young adolescents Childhood Education Vol 76 Issue 2 This article talked about the need for young teens to be introduced to different types of cultures and way to start the introduction Some younger teens feel uncomfortable of threatened with people of different cultural characteristics or with people who speak a different languages If these feelings are not dealt with at a young age they could influence friendships peer interaction and a sense of justice and fairness when dealing with others The article talks about three characteristics of this age group that show a need for multicultural education 1 This is the time when young adolescents form cultural identities 2 Young adolescences typically pick friends that share like characteristics with them selves which sometimes excludes people from different cultures 3 This seems to be the key time when adolescents develop a sense of justice and a sense of how people should be treated This article consistently refers to middle schools students being at the optimal age level for this kind of training When a child is in elementary school he or she is still influenced by their parents ideas When a child is in high school it may be to late to change ideas about other cultures Foster Michael Furstenberg Frank F Jr 1999 The most disadvantaged children Trends over time The Social Service Review Vol 73 Issue 4 By using national data on children and their families this article examines trends in disadvantages children from 1968 to1992 It has well been known that racial differences in childhood poverty have been higher for blacks than for whites In 1996 indicated that 399 of African American children are living in poverty compared to 163 of white children The differences just dont stop there black children are more likely to
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