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William Alfred Sampson is a professor of public policy at DePaul University in Chicago. His research has focused on both social class and the education of poor nonwhite students.
Part 1 Part 1: Race, Class, and Educational Achievement Chapter 3 Research Methods Chapter 4 Initial Observations Part 5 Part 2: Intervention for Academic Success Chapter 6 Kendra Allen Chapter 7 Ida Smith Chapter 7 Jason Green Chapter 8 Anita Terry Chapter 9 Juan Luis Martienez Chapter 10 Jose Rosales Chapter 11 Frederico and Jose Luis Villar Chapter 12 Changing Class: What Have We Learned? Chapter 13 Appendix: Sample Curriculum and Intervention Notes
Many scholars have done research that suggests that too many poor black and Latino families have child-rearing strategies and home environments that are inconsistent with school achievement. This book reports on an effort to intervene in the home life of a group of non-white parents and grandparents who have low-performing children where each family is asked to adopt the characteristics of middle-class families.