ERIC Number: ED166297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Educational Concerns of Inner-City Black Parents: A Pilot Study.
Farrell, Walter C., Jr.; Johnson, James H.
The education of low-income urban students, particularly Afro-Americans, has been the subject of much debate in recent years. The purpose of this study was to determine the major educational concerns of a group of twenty-five low-income black parents in the Cobbs Creek area of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More than 50% of the parents agreed that their primary concerns were: (1) their children's acquisition of basic skills, (2) the employment of effective teachers, (3) their input into school programs, (4) better disciplinary procedures, and (5) the lack of homework assignments. These preliminary results suggest implicitly that low-income inner city black parents do not consider school desegregation as a major factor in their children's public education. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)