ERIC Number: ED337552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Educate Together. The Road to Literacy Series: Book One for African American Parents with Children. A Black Parent's Guide To Laying the Foundation for Their Children's Educational Success.
This booklet focuses on what African-American parents can do to provide their children with a firm foundation for educational success. African-American children sometimes do not do well in school because of the following factors: (1) poor self-image; (2) different learning styles; (3) low standards set by teachers and parents; and (4) poor preparation for school. Positive learning experiences early in life are needed if African-American children are to develop to their full potential. Parents can do much to build foundations for learning by doing the following: (1) developing the child's self-esteem and acknowledging the child's culturally influenced learning style; (2) developing the child's language skills, including fostering bilingualism in Black English and standard English; and (3) helping the child learn to read. Specific suggestions are given for each of these areas. An eight-item list of references, and a 14-item selected reading list for children and for adults are provided. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Dialects, Black Students, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Guides, Language Skills, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Reading Skills, School Readiness, Self Concept, Standard Spoken Usage, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of the Secretary of State, Springfield.; Chicago Tribune Charities, IL.
Authoring Institution: Alternative School Network, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: African Americans