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Family life and school achievement : why poor black children succeed or fail

Reginald Clark (Author)
Working mothers, broken homes, poverty, racial or ethnic background, poorly educated parents-these are the usual reasons given for the academic problems of poor urban children. Reginald M. Clark contends, however, that such structural characteristics of families neither predict nor explain the wide variation in academic achievement among children. He emphasizes instead the total family life, stating that the most important indicators of academic potential are embedded in family culture. To support his contentions, Clark offers ten intimate portraits of Black families in Chicago. Visiting the ho
eBook, English, 1983
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago [Illinois], 1983