The Resource Morning by morning : how we home-schooled our African-American sons to the Ivy League, Paula Penn-Nabrit

Morning by morning : how we home-schooled our African-American sons to the Ivy League, Paula Penn-Nabrit

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Morning by morning : how we home-schooled our African-American sons to the Ivy League
Title
Morning by morning
Title remainder
how we home-schooled our African-American sons to the Ivy League
Statement of responsibility
Paula Penn-Nabrit
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Home schooling has long been regarded as a last resort, particularly by African-American families. But in this inspirational and practical memoir, Paula Penn-Nabrit shares her intimate experiences of home-schooling her three sons, Charles, Damon, and Evan. Paula and her husband, C. Madison, decided to home-school their children after racial incidents at public and private schools led them to the conclusion that the traditional educational system would be damaging to their sons' self-esteem. This decision was especially poignant for the Nabrit family because C. Madison's uncle was the famed civil rights attorney James Nabrit, who, with Thurgood Marshall, had argued Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court; to other members of their family, it seemed as if Paula and C. Madison were turning their backs on a rich educational legacy." "But ultimately, Paula and C. Madison felt that they knew what was best for their sons. So in 1991 -- when Evan was nine and twins Charles and Damon were eleven -- the children were withdrawn from the exclusive country day school they'd been attending. In Morning by Morning, Paula Penn-Nabrit discusses her family's emotional transition to home schooling and shares the nuts and bolts of the boys' educational experience. She explains how she and her husband developed a curriculum, provided adequate exposure to the arts as well as quiet time for reflection and meditation, initiated quality opportunities for volunteerism, and sought out athletic activities for their sons. At the end of each chapter, she offers advice on how readers can incorporate some of the steps her family took -- even if they aren't able to home-school; plus, there's a website resource guide at the end of the book." "Charles and Damon were eventually admitted to Princeton, and Evan attended Amherst College. But Morning by Morning is frank about the challenges the boys faced in their transition from home schooling to the college experience, and Penn-Nabrit reflects on some things she might have done differently. With great warmth and perception, Paula Penn-Nabrit discusses her personal experience and the amazing outcome of her home-schooling experience: three spiritually and intellectually well balanced sons who attended some of the top educational institutions in this country. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penn-Nabrit, Paula
Dewey number
371.04/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC40
LC item number
.P45 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Home schooling
  • African American boys
  • Academic achievement
  • Academic achievement
  • African American boys
  • Home schooling
  • United States
Label
Morning by morning : how we home-schooled our African-American sons to the Ivy League, Paula Penn-Nabrit
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-285)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oh, Jesus! ... what happened? -- Why we did it -- What it was like for us -- What it was like for our kids -- What it was like for our families -- What about their socialization? -- How we knew what they needed -- How we knew what we couldn't teach -- How we got tutors -- How we scheduled our lives -- How we kept them fit -- How we kept them cultured -- How we kept them connected through community service -- How we used our village -- How we enriched them with summer programs, etc. -- How we expanded their universe through travel -- Why we included ritual -- How we measured their progress -- How we did the college search -- How we survived college admissions without a guidance counselor -- How they've adjusted (so far) -- How we are adjusting -- What we learned -- So how is this relevant if I don't choose to home-school?
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 285 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036748883
Label
Morning by morning : how we home-schooled our African-American sons to the Ivy League, Paula Penn-Nabrit
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-285)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oh, Jesus! ... what happened? -- Why we did it -- What it was like for us -- What it was like for our kids -- What it was like for our families -- What about their socialization? -- How we knew what they needed -- How we knew what we couldn't teach -- How we got tutors -- How we scheduled our lives -- How we kept them fit -- How we kept them cultured -- How we kept them connected through community service -- How we used our village -- How we enriched them with summer programs, etc. -- How we expanded their universe through travel -- Why we included ritual -- How we measured their progress -- How we did the college search -- How we survived college admissions without a guidance counselor -- How they've adjusted (so far) -- How we are adjusting -- What we learned -- So how is this relevant if I don't choose to home-school?
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 285 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036748883

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