The Resource African American middle-income parents : how are they involved in their children's literacy development?, by Ethel Swindell Robinson

African American middle-income parents : how are they involved in their children's literacy development?, by Ethel Swindell Robinson

Label
African American middle-income parents : how are they involved in their children's literacy development?
Title
African American middle-income parents
Title remainder
how are they involved in their children's literacy development?
Statement of responsibility
by Ethel Swindell Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ethel Robinson argues that, despite a rapidly growing middle and upper class, popular media and public debates continue to view African American families from a deficit perspective. Portrayals of African American families in newspapers, television, and contemporary scholarship tend to focus on single-parent households, low parental expectations, and lack of family involvement in schooling. The families you will meet in this book contradict these stereotypes. In these vignettes, Dr. Robinson paints an alternative portrait of life in African American households. In this book, you will see eight intact families intimately involved in the academic and social lives of their children. Some volunteer in their children's classrooms; others serve as devoted tutors and mentors; still others are active advocates, arguing passionately for school services; all hold fast to the hope that their children will achieve their piece of the American dream. This book is a powerful antidote to the negative portrayals of African American families that abound in mainstream media. It is a "must-read" for researchers, educators, and all who wish to look beyond and beneath the stereotypes of African American family life." --Book Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
371.829/96073
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC2778.L34
LC item number
R63 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Literacy, language, and learning
Label
African American middle-income parents : how are they involved in their children's literacy development?, by Ethel Swindell Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-90)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: middle-income images and perceptions -- Child's literacy learning: like a brick wall keeping her on task -- Creating positive involvement roles: embracing advocacy -- Religion: the umbrella for parental perceptions of involvement -- Involvement roles: not fifty-fifty -- Involvement and socialization practices for self-sufficiency -- Perceptions of involvement and micromanaging a child's education -- A parental literacy dilemma -- Uncovering the key meaning of parental involvement
Control code
ocn666929999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 91 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607527466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36159943
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666929999
  • acaebk1607527464
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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