ERIC Number: ED321876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Negotiating Your Child's Experience in the Public Schools: A Handbook for Black Parents.
Richardson, Barbara B.
Ways Black Americans can ensure that their children receive a high quality education are described in this handbook. Sections concern: (1) parents as partners and advocates; (2) what parents need to know and what they can learn from neighbors and friends, the district office, the school, and the principal; and (3) actions to take in the interest of their children. Concluding remarks point out that parent involvement is a crucial element in children's success at school. Black parents have the responsibility of ensuring, through consistent monitoring and advocacy, that their children are provided every available educational opportunity. Publications of the National Black Child Development Institute and its organization are described. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advocacy, Blacks, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Public Schools, Resources
National Black Child Development Institute, 1463 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Black Child Development Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.