ERIC Number: ED249341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Black Children's Behavioral Skills in the Home and School Setting: A Historical and Research Review with Policy Implications.
Holliday, Bertha Garrett
This discussion regarding the effects on black children's academic achievement of their behavior and that of their families, schools, and teachers involves three major thrusts. First is an analysis of those social currents of the past three decades that have shaped relationships between black families and the behaviors they promote in their children, on the one hand, and public schools and the behaviors they demand of black students, on the other. Second is a review of research on black children's behavioral skills and academic achievement, and related processes of black families and public schools. Finally, policy implications stemming from the historical analysis and research review are explored. It is argued that preferred policy options related to black children's achievement are ones that seek to ensure that (1) black children are valued; (2) continuity exists between children's home and school experiences; and (3) those experiences are ones in which children encounter success, unambiguous expectations, and demands for excellence. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Black Family Issues Forum of the Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Weekend (14th, Washington, DC, September 1984).