African American Homeschooling
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Exploring Single Black Mothers' Resistance Through Homeschooling
This work looks at contemporary Black homeschooling as a form of resistance among single Black mothers, exploring each mother's experience and perspective in deciding to homeschool and developing their practice. It faces the many issues that plague the education of Black children in America, including discipline disproportionality, frequent special education referrals, low expectations in the classroom, and the marginalization of Black parents. Most importantly, this work challenges stereotypical characterizations of who homeschools and why.
Homeschooling as a Mother's Right
Margaret is a homeschool veteran who explains why traditional schooling was never an option for her children. Margaret’s narrative documents the complexity of being a single Black mother and choosing to live in a low-income housing community, and not working full-time in order to fulfill her rights as a mother to do what she determined would be best for her children. Her account also demonstrates the role of faith, spirituality, and the complexity of building a curriculum to meet her children’s needs.
Black Children : Social, Educational, and Parental Environments
Black Children, Second Edition collects current empirical research unique to the experiences and situations of black children and their parents. As the editor emphasizes, "African American children develop a duality for their existence. To be fully functional, they must develop the skills to do well simultaneously in two different cultures, both black and non-black." This volume explores the meaning of this duality in four distinct environments: socioeconomic, parental, internal, and educational. The complex picture that emerges discredits many of the myths that surround black childhood development and initiates in-depth exploration into the diversities of the African American experience.
Taken together, the entries in this volume provide a valuable collection (suitable as both a core or supplemental textbook) for scholars, advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals in the fields of education, counseling and clinical psychology, social work, family services, and related social services who are concerned about the optimal growth and development of black children.
Black Books Galore's Guide to Great African American Children's Books
These are exciting times for African American children's literature. Never before have there been so many titles available. Now the three mothers who founded Black Books Galore! —the nation's leading organizer of festivals of African American children's books —share their expert advice on how to find and choose the best. This fully annotated guide opens the door to a wonderful world of reading for the children in your life. Here are the most positive, the best-written, and the most acclaimed books in every category, including board books, story and picture books, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, history, biography, fables, and more.
Invaluable for parents, teachers, and librarians, this easy-to-use, illustrated reference guide features:
- Quick, lively descriptions of 500 books, plus 200 additional recommendations
- Helpful guidelines for encouraging young readers
- Easy-to-find listings organized by age level and indexed by title, topic, author, and illustrator
- Portraits of selected authors and illustrators
- Listings of award winners and Reading Rainbow Books.
Black Homeschoolers' Network
African American Homeschool Network
Afrocentric Homeschoolers Association (AHA) Yahoo Group
Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)
The Liberated Minds Black Homeschool and Education Association
National African-American Homeschoolers Alliance (NAAHA)
National Black Home Educators Resource Association (NBHERA)
Homeschooling Grows in the Black Community
The Rise of Home Schooling Among African-Americans
Beyond Statistics: A Real Look At Black Homeschoolers
The House the Burgeses Built: One Family’s Neighborhood-Wide Approach to Home Education
Unschooling from an African-American Perspective
Web Presence for African-American Homeschoolers
The Choice To Homeschool: A Quick Primer For Black Families
New Movement: African-American Homeschooling
African-American Home Schooling - Why Black Children Benefit From Home Schooling
Capital Area Homeschooling Community
Families of Color Utilizing Home Schooling (FOCUHS)
African-American Single Parent Homeschoolers
African American Homeschoolers
Baltimore-Washington African American Homeschoolers (BWAAH)
Culture at Home
New Rising Homeschool Network
African American Unschoolers (AfAmUnschool) Email Group
African Centered Curriculum for Homeschool
African Centered Resources
Blacks are the largest segment rising in homeschooling
Large family finds a way to homeschool
Brown Sugar & Spice Books
Homeschooling and Libraries: New Solutions and Opportunities
Homeschools are alwsy looking for alternative ways of schooling that do not necessarily reflect what a typical classroom looks like. Since homeschooling is so diverse across families, information institutions, including public, academic, school, and special libraries may find it challenging to meet all their needs and desires. This collection of essays offers approaches and strategies from library professionals and veteran homeschoolers on how to best serve the needs and experiences of homeschooled youth. This book includes information on special needs homeschooling, gifted students, and African American students as well.
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