This book is an in-depth exploration of the motivations behind black parents’ decision to educate their children at home and the strategies they’ve developed to overcome potential obstacles.
Author: Ama Mazama
Despite greater access to formal education, both disadvantaged and middle-class black students continue to struggle academically, causing a growing number of black parents to turn to homeschooling. This book is an in-depth exploration of the motivations behind black parents’ decision to educate their children at home and the strategies they’ve developed to overcome potential obstacles. Citing current issues such as culture, religion and safety, the book challenges the commonly expressed view that black parents and their children have divested from formal education by embracing homeschooling as a constructive strategy to provide black children with a valuable educational experience.
In his study of participants in a summer program for GT students, Worrell notes that gifted African American youth may come from ... Although 1998 data from a study of homeschooling had fewer than 1% African Americans (Rudner, 1999), ...
Author: Faye Z Belgrave
This core textbook provides students with comprehensive coverage of African American psychology as a field. Each chapter integrates African and American influences on the psychology of African Americans, thereby illustrating how contemporary values, beliefs, and behaviors are derived from African culture translated by the cultural socialization experiences of African Americans in this country. The literature and research are referenced and discussed from the perspective of African culture (mostly West African) during the period of enslavement, at other critical periods in this country (e.g., early 20th century, civil rights era), and through the present. Chapters provide a review of the research literature, with a focus on applications for contemporary living.
Freedom challenge: African American homeschoolers. Eugene, OR: Lowry House Publishers. Lois, J. (2013). Home is where the school is: The logic of homeschooling and the emotional labor of mothering. New York: New York University Press.
Author: Cheryl Fields-Smith
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book expands the concept of homeplace with contemporary Black homeschooling positioned as a form of resistance among single Black mothers. Chapters explore each mother’s experience and unique context from their own perspectives in deciding to homeschool and developing their practice. It corroborates many of the issues that plague the education of Black children in America, including discipline disproportionality, frequent referrals to special education services, teachers’ low expectations, and the marginalization of Black parents as partners in traditional schools. This book demonstrates how single mothers experience the inequity in school choice policies and also provides an understanding of how single Black mothers experience home-school partnerships within traditional schools. Most importantly, this volume challenges stereotypical characterizations of who homeschools and why.
Author: Khadijah Ali-ColemanPublish On: 2022-01-01
African Americans and homeschooling: Motivations, opportunities, and challenges. Routledge. Milner, H. R., IV. (2012). Beyond a test score: Explaining opportunity gaps in educational practice. Journal of Black Studies, 43(6), 693–718.
Author: Khadijah Ali-Coleman
In 2021, the United States Census Bureau reported that in 2020, during the rise of the global health pandemic COVID-19, homeschooling among Black families increased five-fold. However, Black families had begun choosing to homeschool even before COVID-19 led to school closures and disrupted traditional school spaces. Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice and Popular Culture offers an insightful look at the growing practice of homeschooling by Black families through this timely collection of articles by education practitioners, researchers, homeschooling parents and homeschooled children. Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice and Popular Culture honestly presents how systemic racism and other factors influence the decision of Black families to homeschool. In addition, the book chapters illustrate in different ways how self-determination manifests within the homeschooling practice. Researchers Khadijah Ali-Coleman and Cheryl Fields-Smith have edited a compilation of work that explores the varied experiences of parents homeschooling Black children before, during and after COVID-19. From veteran homeschooling parents sharing their practice to researchers reporting their data collected pre-COVID, this anthology of work presents an overview that gives substantive insight into what the practice of homeschooling looks like for many Black families in the United States.
The education of African Americans within the United States is a contemporary problem with historical roots.
Author: Lameesa W. Muhammad
Category: African Americans
The education of African Americans within the United States is a contemporary problem with historical roots. The struggle to achieve access, opportunity, and achievement within U.S. public, private, and charter schools remains an issue that leaves some African Americans making the decision to homeschool their children rather than leaving them in an educational system that continues to under-serve them. The purpose of this study is to gain a more in-depth understanding of the African American homeschool experience through the eyes of the parents, guardians, or caretakers who made the decision to opt out of a formal system of schooling. Specifically, this qualitative study explores through informal interviews, the self-narrated formal school and homeschool experiences of six African American women who are currently homeschooling their children after having attended a U.S. public, private, or charter school for a period of at least one academic year. This study also explores how their decision to homeschool their children relates to and reflects back upon the historical and contemporary problematic that underscores the overarching struggle which African Americans have and continue to face in attempting to gain access, opportunity, and achievement within the U.S. formal educational system. This study identified three root narratives as a result of the conversations with the participants. These roots narratives were gathered through a process of restorying their conversations for the five elements of plot: structure, characters, setting, problem, actions, and resolution. This resulted in a reconstruction of each of the study participant's individual lived stories as African American homeschoolers. Findings from this study reveal that the historical and contemporary problematic that African Americans and many other marginalized groups face within the U.S. educational system was not captured in every narrative from the participants of this study. However, this narrative inquiry into the lives of these women who made the decision to homeschool their children did reveal their unique understandings on why, what, and how they were un-doing school.
range of homeschooling that occurs in the United States, the reasons that parents homeschool, and the challenges such parents face. Forms of Home Education African American home educators' approaches to homeschooling varies.
Author: Kofi Lomotey
The Encyclopedia of African American Education covers educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically black and predominantly black colleges and universities. Other entries cover individuals, organizations, associations, and publications that have had a significant impact on African American education. The Encyclopedia also presents information on public policy affecting the education of African Americans, including both court decisions and legislation. It includes a discussion of curriculum, concepts, theories, and alternative models of education, and addresses the topics of gender and sexual orientation, religion, and the media. The Encyclopedia also includes a Reader's Guide, provided to help readers find entries on related topics. It classifies entries in sixteen categories: " Alternative Educational Models " Associations and Organizations " Biographies " Collegiate Education " Curriculum " Economics " Gender " Graduate and Professional Education " Historically Black Colleges and Universities " Legal Cases " Pre-Collegiate Education " Psychology and Human Development " Public Policy " Publications " Religious Institutions " Segregation/Desegregation. Some entries appear in more than one category. This two-volume reference work will be an invaluable resource not only for educators and students but for all readers who seek an understanding of African American education both historically and in the 21st century.
Recent data also suggest that increasing numbers of African American parents are choosing to homeschool their children . Although 1998 data from a study of homeschooling had fewer than 1 % African Americans ( Rudner , 1999 ) , data from ...
'?This is the book that we have been waiting for - [i]t is a must read . . .'? - Harvette Grey, Ph.D., Past President, Association of Black Psychologists? "There is no book out there right now like this. . . [T]here is nothing as comprehensive.'? This would be a helpful resource. . . The main strength is the comprehensive scope, which I find very exciting." - Arthur Jones, University of Denver? A Kenyan proverb suggests that ?Having a good discussion is like having riches.'? African American Psychology, written by Faye Z. Belgrave'and Kevin W. Allison, serves as an integrated resource that is sure to spark many such discussions about contemporary theory and research in this rapidly expanding field.'? Considering both the traditional American psychology literature as well as the more recent Africentric scholarship, African American Psychology offers comprehensive coverage of the research and theory that have developed over the past two decades. African American Psychology offers a timely broad-based overview of key topics and research specifically relevant to the psychology of African American culture.'? Key Features: Provides a broad, integrative perspective that combines relevant theory and research from both American and Africentric psychological literature Incorporates historical and conceptual foundations, issues of social psychology, individual and developmental processes, and adjustment and clinical issues Considers attributes of African American culture that impact the psychology of African Americans as well as methodological issues relevant to key topics Includes ancient African proverbs and modern news stories that demonstrate the applicability of AfricanAmerican psychology to everyday life Primarily designed as a course textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in Psychology and in Ethnic and Black Studies, African American Psychology is an ideal text for courses such as African American Psychology, Psychology of Ethnic and Racial Minorities, African American Experiences and Behaviors, and Race and Ethnicity. It will also appeal to scholars in the field and to educated readers interested in the psychology of multicultural populations.'?
For african american homeschooling parents, it is critically important that curricular decisions are aligned not only with their desire to create a brighter, healthier path for their children, but also with providing opportunities for ...
Author: Vera Gubnitskaia
“With over 3.5 million homeschooled students in the U.S., this book admirably explores the intersection of this growing and important grass roots movement and libraries of all kinds, showing how and why libraries are a vital element in the homeschooling movement.”—Bruce R. Schueneman, Library Director, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville “A rich and exciting sourcebook for librarians serving those outside of formal schooling.”—Tim Gorichanaz, Drexel University, Philadelphia “This book effectively covers all the bases ensuring positive experiences and outcomes for libraries serving home school families in their service areas.”—Deb Biggs Tenbusch, Librarian and Account Manager, Gale, Cengage Learning, Farmington Hills, Michigan “Whether starting new programs or expanding current ones, these chapters will help you to engage and prepare your resources to help homeschoolers.”—Kathleen Christy, Adult Services Manager, Blount County Public Library, Maryville, Tennessee “21st century homeschoolers are facing new challenges and this book presents fresh solutions and describes opportunities you may not realize existed for your library to serve these important patrons.”—Robert Perret, Contributor, Creativity for Library Career Advancement “I think infinite possibilities best describes this must-read book for public and academic librarians who seek to find ways to engage, support and serve the growing homeschool community.”—Anastasia Varnalis-Weigle, Associate Professor, University of Maine, Augusta “Librarians of all types, as well as library stakeholders, will find Homeschooling and Librariesa great resource to help identify needs and ways to support the growing homeschooling community.”—Michelle McKinney, Reference and Web Services Librarian, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, Ohio “An impressively-researched volume that draws on a variety of perspectives, offering insight into the needs of homeschooled populations, including case studies, needs assessment, and future possibilities for programming, continuing education, and outreach.”—Erin Pappas, Research Librarian for the Humanities, University of Virginia Libraries “This practical book will assist libraries as they develop ways to reach out to home educating families.”—Ruth Elder, Cataloging Librarian, Troy University, Troy, Alabama “This book reopened my mind to the wonders that libraries in all of their aspects and attributes have to offer students including the unique and diverse students who are homeschooled.”—Jim Jipson, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida As families are looking for better ways to educate their children, more and more of them are becoming interested and engaged in alternative ways of schooling that are different, separate, or opposite of the traditional classroom. Homeschooling has become ever more creative and varied as families create custom-tailored curricula, assignments, goals, and strategies that are best for each unique child. This presents a multitude of challenges and opportunities for information institutions, including public, academic, school, and special libraries. The need for librarians to help homeschool families become information and media literate is more important than ever. This collection of essays provides a range of approaches and strategies suggested by skilled professionals as well as veteran homeschool parents on how to best serve the diverse needs and learning experiences of homeschooled youth. It includes information on needs assessments for special needs students, gifted students, and African American students; advice on how to provide support for the families of homeschoolers; case studies; and information on new technologies that could benefit libraries and the homeschooler populations that they serve.
Joseph Murphy, Homeschooling in America: Capturing and Assessing the Movement (Thousand Oakes, CA: Corwin), 20–21. ... Grace Llewellyn, Freedom Challenge: African American Homeschoolers (Eugene, OR: Lowry House Publishers, 1996), 78–79, ...
Author: Milton Gaither
This book provides a lively account of one of the most important and overlooked themes in American education. Beginning in the colonial period and working to the present, Gaither describes in rich detail how the home has been used as the base for education of all kinds. The last five chapters focus especially on the modern homeschooling movement and offer the most comprehensive and authoritative account of it ever written. Readers will learn how and why homeschooling emerged when it did, where it has been, and where it may be going. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the most recent scholarship on the topic and to provide comprehensive coverage of recent trends.