“Parent involvement and ideologies of Black mothers in an urban community”

“We can speak for ourselves: Parent involvement and ideologies of Black mothers in an urban community” is project by Billye Rhodes, a Ph.D. candidate in the Culture, Curriculum, and Change program at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Education.

You can see a transcript of this video, along with information about Ms. Rhodes’ work, at Learn NC.

Here’s a short excerpt:

When we discuss parent involvement, the literature is often from a perspective of ‘how can we teach them how to be parents’ or ‘how can get them to come into the school to sign up for the agenda we have.’ When it is collaborative, oftentimes the literature doesn’t hear from the voices of the parents who need to be involved the most, want to be involved the most, or are capable of being involved.

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