School Social Work Services in Federally Funded Programs: An African American Perspective

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2012 - Education - 152 pages
This book identifies the barriers between social work intervention in education and government-funded programs that impact African American students. The chapters approach these issues from a child-centered perspective, which has proven critical in developing positive and sustainable relationships with African American students. As children begin to understand more about their lives and the world around them, they also develop opinions that help them identify who they are as individuals and where they see themselves in the world. From a qualitative research methodology approach, trust has been identified as a fundamental factor and potential barrier among all variables acknowledged. Interviews with ten African American high school and college students were conducted to discuss their perspectives on education, family life, peer interaction, and social work intervention.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two Literature Review
29
Chapter Three Methodology
59
Chapter Four Data Collection and Analysis
71
Chapter Five Results Conclusions and Recommendations
125
References
141
Index
149
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Hope M. Bland practices school social work for an urban public school district and is an adjunct professor at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio where she teaches multicultural perspectives.

Ashraf Esmail is an assistant professor in social sciences at Southern University at New Orleans. His research interests include urban, multicultural, and peace education, family, cultural diversity, political sociology, criminology, social problems, and deviance.

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