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Drame, Elizabeth R.; Adams, Tara; Nolden, Veronica R.; Nardi, Judy M. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2020
"The Resistance, Persistence and Resilience of Black Families Raising Children with Autism" presents nuanced perspectives in the form of counternarratives of what Black families who have children with autism experience at the intersection of race, class, disability and gender. It intentionally centers the expertise of Black parents,…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Resilience (Psychology), Persistence, Autism
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Shaia, Wendy E.; Nichols, Helen M.; Dababnah, Sarah; Campion, Karen; Garbarino, Nicole – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Black and African-American families are underrepresented in research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and few studies have explored how to increase their involvement. To address this gap in the literature, this study explored the perspectives of 22 Black families raising children with ASD in order to identify facilitators and barriers to research…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Family Involvement, African American Family
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Mosby, Karen E. – Religious Education, 2020
Historically, Blacks have out of necessity prioritized survival in educating their younger generations for existence in the racially hostile and divided context of the U.S. This education and religious education has occurred formally and informally in homes, schools, community organizations, and in congregations. This paper examines three aspects…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Methods, African Americans, African American Education
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Delbridge, Anne – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2019
In this article, the authors use Bourdieu's conceptualization of capital and data from two longitudinal case studies to explore how financial challenges impacted learning opportunities for two children in a high-poverty urban community. Interview data collected from two African American families over a 10-year period were analyzed with attention…
Descriptors: Poverty, Literacy, Parent Attitudes, African American Family
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Williams, Takeshia V.; Hartmann, Kathrin; Paulson, James F.; Raffaele, C. Teal; Urbano, Maria R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to understand how caregiver stress and coping behaviors impact African American and Euro-American families differently when caring for a child with autism. This study used discriminate function analysis to contrast the stress and coping profiles of Euro-American caregivers who are more acculturated with the…
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Variables, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Puga, Lisa – Peabody Journal of Education, 2019
As increasing numbers of researchers, parents, and youth are rethinking the traditional school system as the default educational option in the United States, homeschooling is not only growing in size but also in philosophical scope and demographic diversity. African Americans particularly have been one of the steadiest-growing homeschooling…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, African Americans, Racial Bias, Educational Change
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Hamlin, Daniel – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Providing improved educational options for low-income African American families has been one of the primary objectives of the charter school movement. However, among demographically similar families, school choosers may possess subtle advantages compared to nonchoosers, leading to biased estimates of charter school performance in nonexperimental…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, School Choice, Charter Schools, Semi Structured Interviews
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Lewis Ellison, Tisha; Wang, Huan – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This article examines the digital storytelling practices between an African American mother and son. We used agency as a theoretical framework to explore how the two exercised their own power to collaborate on their digital story. As digital technologies became part of their practice, challenges and tensions arose when both participants attempted…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parents, Case Studies, Mothers
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Henry, JaWanna L.; Trude, Angela C. B.; Surkan, Pamela J.; Anderson Steeves, Elizabeth; Hopkins, Laura C.; Gittelsohn, Joel – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: Psychosocial factors are important determinants of health behaviors and diet-related outcomes, yet relatively little work has explored their relation to food-purchasing and preparation behaviors in low-income populations. Aim: To evaluate the psychosocial factors associated with food-related behaviors. Methods: Cross-sectional data…
Descriptors: Food, Low Income Groups, Urban Areas, African American Family
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DiAquoi, Raygine C. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
In this article, Raygine DiAquoi examines the conversations Black families have with their sons to prepare them for racial bias and discrimination. Over the course of a year, DiAquoi conducted a qualitative exploration of the content of "the talk," as this conversation has come to be known, that 17 families have with their sons about…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Racial Bias, Sons
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Doucet, Fabienne; Banerjee, Meeta; Parade, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This qualitative study of 26 African American parents and caregivers of preschool children sought to address gaps in the current literature by exploring how the intersection of parents' racism experiences and social class may play a role in race-related socialization during the early years. Analysis of narrative interviews revealed that…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, African Americans, Parents, African American Students
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Grigsby, Sheila R. – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
African American girls experience disparate rates of pregnancy and acquisition of sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus, when compared to their non-Hispanic White counterparts. Among African American girls, current pregnancy rates are equal to the national crisis levels of teen pregnancy reported in 1990. This…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Family, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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Kurtz-Costes, Beth; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Skinner, Olivenne D.; Adams, Elizabeth A.; Rowley, Stephanie J. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
We investigated relations among African American parents' reports of ethnic-racial socialization received during their own childhood, their racial attitudes (i.e., perceptions of U.S. racial climate and valuing of intergroup contact), and their 12th-grade children's reports of parents' use of racial pride socialization and preparation for bias.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Racial Attitudes, Socialization, African American Family
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Jarrett, Robin L.; Coba-Rodriguez, Sarai – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2017
Researchers have examined the impact of family on child literacy among low-income African American families and preschoolers considered to be at risk for not being ready for kindergarten. Quantitative studies identify family-parental variables associated with poorer literacy outcomes, whereas qualitative studies detail family practices that…
Descriptors: African American Family, Preschool Children, Family Literacy, At Risk Persons
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McWayne, Christine M.; Mattis, Jacqueline S.; Green Wright, Linnie E.; Limlingan, Maria Cristina; Harris, Elise – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: This within-group exploratory sequential mixed-methods investigation sought to identify how ethnically diverse, urban-residing, low-income Black families conceptualize positive parenting. During the item development phase 119 primary caregivers from Head Start programs participated in focus groups and interviews. These…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Parenting Skills, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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