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Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education

Exploring Single Black Mothers' Resistance Through Homeschooling

Authors: Fields-Smith, Cheryl

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  • Employs Black Feminist Theory to relate the personal narratives of four specific single Black mothers and the factors influencing their continued decisions to homeschool their childrenChallenges demographic assumptions of who homeschools and why
  • Ties research participants' personal narratives into the historical and ongoing challenges facing Black education in the US, including school choice policy and racialized school practices
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This book expands the concept of homeplace with contemporary Black homeschooling positioned as a form of resistance among single Black mothers. Chapters explore each mother’s experience and unique context from their own perspectives in deciding to homeschool and developing their practice. It corroborates many of the issues that plague the education of Black children in America, including discipline disproportionality, frequent referrals to special education services, teachers’ low expectations, and the marginalization of Black parents as partners in traditional schools. This book demonstrates how single mothers experience the inequity in school choice policies and also provides an understanding of how single Black mothers experience home-school partnerships within traditional schools. Most importantly, this volume challenges stereotypical characterizations of who homeschools and why.

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Cheryl Fields-Smith is Associate Professor in Elementary Education at the University of Georgia, USA. Her research interests include family engagement, home-school-community partnerships, and homeschooling among Black families.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Single Black Mothers' Resistance Through Homeschooling
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42564-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42564-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42563-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 148
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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