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Description - Beating the Odds by Freeman A. Hrabowski

Current statistics indicate that a young African-American man is more likely to be incarcerated or killed than to graduate from college. Yet, despite many obstacles some are beating the odds against them and achieving at society's highest standard of success. How do they avoid such pitfalls and what can African-American parents do to help their sons succeed? Based on extensive research and interviews with successful young African-American males and their parents, this book emphasizes the combinations of supportive and challenging parenting practices that parents have adopted to help their sons cope and achieve in both the African-American community and mainstream white society. This book is intended for general readers, parents and teachers of young African-American men.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195102192
ISBN-10: 0195102193
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 162mm x 24mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Freeman A. Hrabowski

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, is President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He serves as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, and the National Institutes of Health on math and science education, and sits on numerous corporate and civic boards. Kenneth I. Maton is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Director of the Community-Social Ph.D. Program in Human Services Psychology, and President-Elect of the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association. He has coauthored or coedited three previous books, and has published widely in the areas of minority youth development and education, community psychology, self-help groups, and religion. Geoffrey L. Greif is Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Social Work, University of Maryland. He is the author of six books, including Single Fathers, Mothers Without Custody, and Out of Touch (OUP).