Keepin' on: The Everyday Struggles of Young Families in Poverty
The result of a 5-year research project conducted in one major American city, this fascinating book is a vivid journey into the lives of nine young African-American mothers facing issues related to single parenthood and poverty. What are their strengths and challenges as parents? How are their families affected by frequent transitions between homes, jobs, and significant others? What is their experience with Early Head Start? What can other programs learn from their stories? The authors answer these and other questions, taking early childhood professionals on an evolving tour through these women's lives and giving readers in-depth, qualitative portraits they can use to inform their own work. Readers will
Readers will also reflect on implications and lessons learned from the study, with the aid of expert commentary on research, practice, and policy. An essential resource for any early childhood professional, this compelling book gives readers critical insight into the many complex factors that affect any intervention with families in poverty.
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Introducing the Mothers
Theoretical Perspectives and Research Methods
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