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ERIC Number: EJ856408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Motivations, Sacrifices, and Challenges: Black Parents' Decisions to Home School
Fields-Smith, Cheryl; Williams, Meca
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v41 n4 p369-389 Nov 2009
This study examines home schooling among Black parents by providing insight to Black families' beliefs, concerns, and desires for their children's education. To date, the literature remains void of empirical work related to home education among African American families. However, the present study directly addresses this void. Findings demonstrated that parents' motivations to home school included issues related to race and home-school interaction. In addition, Black parents reported that religious beliefs influenced their decisions to home school. But, unlike their Caucasian counterparts, Black home educators described a more liberatory form of religion.
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Language: English
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