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ERIC Number: EJ1053787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Resisting the Status Quo: The Narratives of Black Homeschoolers in Metro-Atlanta and Metro-DC
Fields-Smith, Cheryl; Kisura, Monica Wells
Peabody Journal of Education, v88 n3 p265-283 2013
Trends suggest that homeschooling continues to increase among black families. Yet, research on contemporary Black homeschooling remains scarce. Given black educational history, the phenomena of Black families choosing homeschooling over public and private schools in the post-Desegregation era is worthy of investigation. Further, documenting the ways in which black homeschool families engage their children in learning will inform the needs of black education in conventional schools, public and private. The phenomenon of increasing black home education represents a radical transformative act of self-determination, the likes of which have not been witnessed since the 1960s and '70s. This work highlights the primacy of agency among black homeschooling families. Thus, contrary to the negative depictions of black families as disengaged from the educational pursuits of their children, we evoke hooks's (1990) notion of homeplace to argue that black home education represents a vehicle of resistance to institutionalized racism and ideological mismatches between black families and their children's educational needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Georgia
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