Title

Motivations, Sacrifices, and Challenges: Black Parents' Decisions to Home School

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-6-2008

Publication Title

The Urban Review

DOI

10.1007/s11256-008-0114-x

Abstract

This study examines home schooling among Black parents by providing insight to Black families’ beliefs, concerns, and desires for their children’s education. To date, the literature remains void of empirical work related to home education among African American families. However, the present study directly addresses this void. Findings demonstrated that parents’ motivations to home school included issues related to race and home-school interaction. In addition, Black parents reported that religious beliefs influenced their decisions to home school. But, unlike their Caucasian counterparts, Black home educators described a more liberatory form of religion.

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