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Father And Child: Achievement Based on African-American Family Structure

Father And Child: Achievement Based on African-American Family Structure

by Dr. A'lon M Holliday


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Few studies examine the role fathers play in the development of their African-American child's academic achievement, despite the growing body of research on the role mothers play on their students' achievement. To fill this gap, this present study of Father and Child examines how the father or male surrogate influences the development of African-American students in the six dimensions of personal identity, social sensitivity, academic self-concept, resilience, race theory, and vision of own success. The results examined in this book indicate differences between academically successful African-American students with a father or male surrogate and academically unsuccessful students without such a role model. Dr. A'lon Holliday provides perspective, facts and further understanding on how this dynamic has helped to shape certain communities.

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ISBN-13: 9781735374406
Publisher: Taylor Made Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. A'lon Michael Holliday was born on Long Island, New York to proud parents Marguertie and William Holliday. He was educated at Lasalle Military Academy and received his bachelors of Science from Boston College in Philosophy and Political Science. He later attended C.W. Post Long Island University and received his Masters in Public Administration. Due to his fascination with law and public policy he pursued his law degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As he returned home and begin to see the need for African American male leadership in education he attended Dowling College where he obtained his Doctorate in Educational Administration focusing on African American Family structures.

He currently resides in Atlanta with his Wife, Tiffany and his two children Kailen and Siena. He is a member of the DeKalb Chapter of the 100 Black Men. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

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