African Americans And Homeschooling: Motivations, Opportunities And Challenges (Routledge Research In Education)
African Americans and Homeschooling: Motivations, Opportunities and Challenges (Routledge Research in Education)
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.
'The book’s strength is not only in its authors’ extensive familiarity with scholarship in education and African American studies, but also in the use of direct quotes from their interviews...Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.' -Y. Kiuchi, Michigan State University, in CHOICE, May 2015
About the Author
Ama Mazama, Ph.D., is an African American Studies scholar at Temple University, USA, interested in questions of African American education and agency, throughout history. She has published 14 books in French or English, among which...