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Gray, Sylvia Sims; Nybell, Lynn M. – Child Welfare, 1990
Discusses an 18-month effort by Homes for Black Children and the Wayne County (Detroit) Department of Social Services to train child welfare workers concerning the extended kinship network of the African-American family; the role of African-American men in the family and child welfare; and African-American child rearing methods, language and…
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black Dialects, Black Family, Blacks
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Ceballo, Rosario; Hurd, Noelle – Applied Developmental Science, 2008
This study examines the influence of contextual factors on parenting strategies among a sample of 104 Latina, European American, and African American mother-child pairs. The parenting constructs under investigation were selected as part of a collaborative research project among members of the parenting subgroup of the Study Group on Race, Culture,…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Ethnicity, Mothers, Self Efficacy
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Aikens, Nikki L.; Coleman, Cheri P.; Barbarin, Oscar A. – Social Development, 2008
The present study describes the depressive symptomatology of 393 parents of prekindergarten children and assesses ethnic differences in the depression scores of these parents and their differential consequences for children's social competence. Data are drawn from the National Center for Early Development and Learning (NCEDL) classroom study, a…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Parents, Racial Differences
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Puranik, Cynthia; Branum-Martin, Lee; Washington, Julie A. – Child Development, 2020
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine the influence of spoken dialect density on writing and on the codevelopment of reading and writing in African American English-speaking (AAE) children from first through fifth grades. The sample included 869 students, ranging in age from 5.8 to 12.5 years. Results indicated that dialect density…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Black Dialects, Writing (Composition)
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LeCroix, Rebecca Hill; Chan, Wing Yi; Henrich, Chris; Palin, Frances; Shanley, Jenelle; Armistead, Lisa – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
Black South Africans are disproportionately affected by HIV compared with White counterparts. In their unique social context, South African families affected by HIV are vulnerable to adverse psychosocial effects. U.S.-based and emerging South African research suggests mothers living with HIV may experience compromised parenting. In the United…
Descriptors: Mothers, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Richardson, Brad – Child Welfare, 2008
Children of color are overrepresented in child welfare in Iowa at a rate double their percentage of the population. In 2005 the Iowa Department of Human Services implemented two pilot demonstration projects to address overrepresentation of Native American and African American children in the child welfare system. The projects, called the Minority…
Descriptors: African American Children, American Indians, Disproportionate Representation, Child Welfare
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Thomas, Anita Jones – Journal of Black Psychology, 2000
Examined the impact of racial identity attitudes on African American parents' child-rearing beliefs. Parent surveys indicated that parents with immersion attitudes endorsed discipline and religion but not independence in children. Parents with internalization attitudes supported all Afrocentric parenting beliefs and child-rearing practices…
Descriptors: Black Culture, Child Behavior, Child Rearing, Discipline
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Washington, Tyreasa; Calkins, Susan D.; Labban, Jeffrey D.; Dollar, Jessica M.; Keane, Susan P. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2020
Background: Research shows children's life trajectories and outcomes are strongly influenced by factors affecting development of social and academic competence that also interact with racial disparities in academic settings. Given the importance of social and academic competencies, identifying factors that promote these competencies among African…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interpersonal Competence, African Americans, Children
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Holochwost, Steven J.; Volpe, Vanessa V.; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Mills-Koonce, W. Roger – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
While the role of early maternal parenting practices in the development of executive functions (EFs) has received considerable attention in the literature, little is known about how specific parenting behaviours may be related to EFs within different racial groups. Therefore, the present study examines the joint impact of specific maternal…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship
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Mazama, Ama – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
Despite a significant increase in scholarly interest for homeschooling, some of its most critical aspects, such as instructional daily practices, remain grossly understudied. This essay thus seeks to fill that void by presenting empirical evidence regarding the homeschooling practices of a specific group, African Americans. Most specifically, the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Home Schooling, Evidence, Educational Practices
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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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Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Gischlar, Karen L.; Green, Lauren; Noonan, Kelly; Martin, Roy P. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2021
African Americans experience more than double the prevalence of low birth weight (LBW)/premature birth compared to their Caucasian counterparts, reflecting a public health crisis and a significant social justice concern. However, there is a paucity of LBW outcome studies in African American samples. There are even fewer that investigate…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Psychoeducational Methods, African Americans, Child Development
Spencer, Natalie Faye – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this research study was to understand the experiences of high achieving African American students and their parents. The experiences of high achieving African American students and their parents have been missing from literature on the academic achievement of African American students. Much of the literature that has been published…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, High Achievement, African American Students, Parents
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Goudelock, Jessa D. Luckey – Parenting for High Potential, 2019
Gifted African American students express characteristics of giftedness in significantly different ways when compared to their White counterparts. However, parents are not often aware how to recognize giftedness in their children, and teachers are unaware of the nuances in identifying and supporting gifted African American students. For parents of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, African American Students, Student Characteristics, Talent Identification
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Del Toro, Juan; Wang, Ming-Te – Child Development, 2021
Historic racial disparities in the United States have created an urgent need for evidence-based strategies promoting African American students' academic performance via school-based ethnic-racial socialization and identity development. However, the temporal order among socialization, identity, and academic performance remains unclear in extant…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, African American Students, Evidence Based Practice, Socialization
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