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ERIC Number: ED412321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 16
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Telling Their Stories: African-American Parents Talk to White Teachers.
Frieman, Barry B.; Watson-Thompson, Ocie
African-American parents whose children attended 12 different Baltimore City Public Schools (Maryland) made it clear while participating in a focus group that white teachers have a lot to learn about teaching their children. Forty-three parents whose children were involved in an enrichment program at an urban community college emphasized that they want teachers to come into the classroom with a belief that their children can learn. Parents pointed out that life is different in the inner city, and that teachers would be more helpful if they knew more about the political and economic conditions in the child's community. They also want teachers to understand African-American history and culture, as well as how best to teach their children. Finally, these parents want teachers to see their children as unique people and know that parents are willing to be partners in the education of their children. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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