Focusing on the barriers between social work intervention in education and government funded programs that impact African American students, this book approaches these issues from a child-centered perspective. Interviews with ten African American students were conducted to discuss their perspectives on education, family life, and social work intervention.
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.
Tables Series Foreword by Dr. Abul Pitre Foreword by Dr. Joy Smith McElveen, LCSW Preface by Ira Arthell Neighbors, Ph.D. Acknowledgment Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Literature Review Chapter Three: Methodology Chapter Four: Data Collection and Analysis Chapter Five: Results, Conclusions, and Recommendations References Index