How might Whiting’s development niche be used to explore differences in behavior and the worldview of voluntary minorities compared to involuntary minorities? How might biracial, involuntary minorities differ from their nonracial counterparts?
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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for your trust. I shall assume that this particular task is all about providing a concise answer to the question. 200 words is minimal so it’s best to follow an outline. I suggest:

  1. On Whiting’s developmental niche and an overview on voluntary and involuntary minorities – 100 words
  2. The difference of involuntary minorities to non-racial counterparts – 100 words

I am assuming that you are familiar with the work of Whiting as well as Ogbu (who proposed voluntary and involuntary minorities) so I will not delve into that. Below, I have put together information to get you started. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.


AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Developmental Niche and Minorities:

The concept of developmental niche, as forwarded by Whiting & Edwards (1988) proposes that it is in understanding how culture shapes the socialization, development and growth of children wherein it is possible to envision life chances and outcomes, especially in education. A culture that promotes learning, …

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