School Social Workers and Urban Education Reform with African American Children and Youth: Realities, Advocacy, and Strategies for Change
Teasley, Martell, School Community Journal
After over 40 years of education reform policies and strategies, America continues its need for systemic education reform. The greatest challenge confronting the nation remains within large urban metropolises where large numbers of minority students attend underfunded and low-performing schools with low standardized test scores and high dropout rates. African American children and youth constitute over 50% of all students in urban school systems. The social work profession has a long history of advocacy with urban minority students dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. Yet, the appropriate body of knowledge that either conceptually or empirically documents …
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Publication information: Article title: School Social Workers and Urban Education Reform with African American Children and Youth: Realities, Advocacy, and Strategies for Change. Contributors: Teasley, Martell - Author. Journal title: School Community Journal. Volume: 14. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2004. Page number: 19+. © Academic Development Institute Fall 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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