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A Cautionary Tale about Parental Involvement in Children’s Schooling: How Parental Involvement Really Works
September 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Angel Harris, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Duke University
Professor Harris’s research interests include social inequality, policy, and education. He has published several articles and book chapters on the racial achievement gap that have appeared in various academic journals such as Social Forces, Sociology of Education, Social Science Quarterly, the Annals of the American and Political Social Science, and Sex Roles. Dr. Angel is the author of Kids Don’t Want to Fail (Harvard University Press), which provides an in-depth quantitative assessment of whether youth from marginalized groups purposefully resist schooling in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He is also the author of The Broken Compass: Parental Involvement with Children’s Education (Harvard University Press), which examines the link between parenting and youths’ schooling outcomes.
Professor Harris also serves as Director of the Research on Education and Development of Youth (REDY) Program.