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Beating the odds : raising academically successful African American males / Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Kenneth I. Maton, Geoffrey L. Greif.

By: Hrabowski, Freeman A.
Contributor(s): Maton, Kenneth I | Greif, Geoffrey L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998Description: xv, 242 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195102193 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780195102192 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): African American young men -- Education | Education -- Parent participation -- United States | African American young men -- Family relationships | Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- United States | Science -- Study and teaching -- United States | Academic achievement -- United StatesDDC classification: 649/.15796/073 LOC classification: LC2731 | .H73 1998Other classification: 5,3 | D 9200 US 39
Contents:
Successful African American males and their families -- Father-son relationships: the father's voice -- Mother-son relationships: the mother's voice -- The son's perspective -- Parenting and educating for success in math and science: from early childhood to college -- Parenting African American American males for the twenty-first century: what we have learned -- Appendixes: A. Overview of study procedure -- B. National Science Foundation minority student development programs.
Summary: Today, young Black men are more likely to be killed or sent to prison than to graduate from college. Yet, despite all the obstacles, some are achieving at the highest academic and professional levels. Beating the Odds tells their remarkable stories and shows us what African American families have done to raise academically successful sons, sons who are among the top two percent of African American males in terms of SAT scores and grades. By interviewing parents and children from a range of economic and educational backgrounds and from both single and two-parent homes, the authors identify those constants that contribute to academic achievement and offer step-by-step guidance on six essential strategies for effective parenting: child-focused love; strong limit-setting and discipline; continually high expectations; open, consistent, and strong communication; positive racial identity and positive male identity; and full use of community resources. The proof of the effectiveness of such strategies is in the sons themselves, who speak eloquently in these pages about their struggles and successes in both the classroom and the often hostile world that surrounds it. Essential reading for parents, teachers, and school administrators, Beating the Odds offers insight, guidance, and hope for anyone concerned about the plight of young African American men and the society they live in.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-236) and index.

Successful African American males and their families -- Father-son relationships: the father's voice -- Mother-son relationships: the mother's voice -- The son's perspective -- Parenting and educating for success in math and science: from early childhood to college -- Parenting African American American males for the twenty-first century: what we have learned -- Appendixes: A. Overview of study procedure -- B. National Science Foundation minority student development programs.

Today, young Black men are more likely to be killed or sent to prison than to graduate from college. Yet, despite all the obstacles, some are achieving at the highest academic and professional levels. Beating the Odds tells their remarkable stories and shows us what African American families have done to raise academically successful sons, sons who are among the top two percent of African American males in terms of SAT scores and grades. By interviewing parents and children from a range of economic and educational backgrounds and from both single and two-parent homes, the authors identify those constants that contribute to academic achievement and offer step-by-step guidance on six essential strategies for effective parenting: child-focused love; strong limit-setting and discipline; continually high expectations; open, consistent, and strong communication; positive racial identity and positive male identity; and full use of community resources. The proof of the effectiveness of such strategies is in the sons themselves, who speak eloquently in these pages about their struggles and successes in both the classroom and the often hostile world that surrounds it. Essential reading for parents, teachers, and school administrators, Beating the Odds offers insight, guidance, and hope for anyone concerned about the plight of young African American men and the society they live in.

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Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, is President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He serves as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, and the National Institutes of Health on math and science education, and sits on numerous corporate and civicboards. Kenneth I. Maton is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Director of the Community-Social Ph.D. Program in Human Services Psychology, and President-Elect of the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American PsychologicalAssociation. He has coauthored or coedited three previous books, and has published widely in the areas of minority youth development and education, community psychology, self-help groups, and religion. Geoffrey L. Greif is Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Social Work, University ofMaryland. He is the author of six books, including Single Fathers, Mothers Without Custody, and Out of Touch (OUP).

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