New Book Gives Minority Parents Tools for a Comprehensive Education

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Experienced educators combine 80 years of experience and share tips for academic success

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"Our goal with Parents as Talent Developers is to empower caregivers with the essential strategies needed to help children become high achievers."

More than 60 years after Brown vs. Board of Education, school systems in the United States are no longer separate, but they are growing unequal. A number of socioeconomic factors influence the widening gap in educational disparity, but Dr. James Reed Campbell and Dr. Brenda Williams Harewood want to help level the playing field. They tailor a new educational recourse tool for minority families with “Parents as Talent Developers: Essential Parenting Tools of Exceptional Parents.”

“If America is to continue prospering, the children of minorities must be able to secure a good academic foundation that will prepare them to be active and contributing citizens,” Dr. Campbell said.

“Parents as Talent Developers” is aimed at helping marginalized students achieve academic success. The manual encourages parental involvement and includes 96 best practices, or “kernels,” that promote a child’s academic growth.

“Our goal with Parents as Talent Developers is to empower caregivers with the essential strategies needed to help children become high achievers,” Dr. Harewood said.

The authors glean their insights from studying families of minority students to discern parental practices that contribute to educational achievement. Their recommendations extend beyond the homes of marginalized students to aid educators, teachers and administrators.

“Parents as Talent Developers: Essential Parenting Tools of Exceptional Parents”
By James Reed Campbell and Brenda Williams Harewood
ISBN: 9781524655105 (hardcover), 9781524655099 (softcover), 9781524655082 (e-book)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Dr. James Reed Campbell is an established researcher on the national and international scene. He has authored six books and more than 290 articles and research reports. He is best known for his books on parenting. He is currently a professor at St. John’s University in New York and was formerly a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Campbell has 50 years’ experience as an educator. In 2012, he received an American Educational Research Association Lifetime Achievement Award for scholarship and service.

Dr. Brenda Williams Harewood was raised in the Hammels Projects, Rockaway Beach, New York, and is a proud graduate of the City University of New York and the city’s public schools. She has over 30 years’ experience as a school educator, including leadership positions in four schools as principal and assistant principal at the Clinton Hill School/PS 20K, principal of Northern Parkway School, and principal of Cornelius Court School Success Academy. She currently serves as the principal of Uniondale’s first prekindergarten school.

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