ERIC Number: EJ988161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
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Cooperation, College Knowledge, and Strong Parent Communities in the L.A. Concrete Jungle: The Case for Family-Centered Outreach
Smith, Michael J.
Metropolitan Universities, v22 n3 p8-26?2012
Urban African American teens are unprepared to compete for jobs in the global marketplace, but higher education professionals could partner with parents to reverse this trend. After reviewing parent involvement literature, this paper shares findings from a study of urban African American parents involved in their children's outreach programs. It found that outreach programs empowered parents by creating "community" and strengthened cultural capital while providing social capital that made parents partners in their children's college choice process.
Descriptors: Urban Youth, African Americans, Adolescents, Parents, Higher Education, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Empowerment, Cultural Capital, Social Capital, College Choice
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California