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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; New edition edition (1 Oct. 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226107701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226107707
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Studies of the poor American family's role in children's achievements have often focused on household composition, specifically the presence or absence of the father in the home, as the major factor. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Aug. 1996
Format: Paperback
Clark, writing about why many poor black kids succeed in school,
gives us the clue to what works for all kids, with every parent,
regardless of the race or socioeconomic status of the family. In
fact, what Clark gives us is the knowing that it is not the
structure of the family that determines school sucess but rather
the kinds of experiences the family provides the child that nurture
within that child a love for learning. Clark identifies a number
of powerful and effective environmental factors that distinguish across
all social strata low achieving from high achieving students. This
book is for every person, but especially for teachers and school administrators
who ever needed to know the "why", the "what for", and the "how" of strong,
contagious, and empowering parental involvement in the "business" of the school.
Read this book and learn from it. It truly speaks to the differnce that
committed schools -- being peopled by caring educators -- can really
make with ALL students.

Jim Moore
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Jun. 1998
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Regardless what your environmental surroundings are "in the hood," you can succeed. Right Reggie?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
For those who need to know "the why" of parent involvement! 19 Aug. 1996
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Clark, writing about why many poor black kids succeed in school,
gives us the clue to what works for all kids, with every parent,
regardless of the race or socioeconomic status of the family. In
fact, what Clark gives us is the knowing that it is not the
structure of the family that determines school sucess but rather
the kinds of experiences the family provides the child that nurture
within that child a love for learning. Clark identifies a number
of powerful and effective environmental factors that distinguish across
all social strata low achieving from high achieving students. This
book is for every person, but especially for teachers and school administrators
who ever needed to know the "why", the "what for", and the "how" of strong,
contagious, and empowering parental involvement in the "business" of the school.
Read this book and learn from it. It truly speaks to the differnce that
committed schools -- being peopled by caring educators -- can really
make with ALL students.

Jim Moore
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Caring Educators are Crucial in the Teachings of Children. 2 Jun. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Regardless what your environmental surroundings are "in the hood," you can succeed. Right Reggie?
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