African American Mothers and Urban Schools: The Power of Participation

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Wendy Winters examines here the role of parental involvement in the education of African-Americans, as well as the effect such involvement has in actualizing African-American mothers' personal growth. Culled from first hand research in some of America's most at-risk communities, Winters combines vignettes with analysis and discussion of viable inner-city programs to magnify the link between one's contributions to society and one's personal growth.

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Wendy Winters examines here the role of parental involvement in the education of African-Americans, as well as the effect such involvement has in actualizing African-American mothers' personal growth. Culled from first hand research in some of America's most at-risk communities, Winters combines vignettes with analysis and discussion of viable inner-city programs to magnify the link between one's contributions to society and one's personal growth.

"Professor Winters, while challenging stereotypes about the capacity of the poor to change and grow, certainly does not gloss over the major barriers. . . .Winters' book is a testament to the strength, the willpower, and the indomitable courage of these African-American women, who by participating actively to improve their children's education, stretched themselves to achieve new goals. . . ." -- Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, University of California, Berkeley; Author, Young, Black and Male in America.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780669282016
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 5/26/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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