African American Children, Academic Achievement & Parental Involvement

Dr. Iheoma U. Iruka,  Buffett Early Child Institute, University Nebraska; Keith Robinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Population Research Center, University of Texas Austin










Dr. Iheoma U. Iruka, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Buffett Early Child Institute at the University Nebraska discusses the role of parental participation in the academic success of African American children in her talk “Pathway to Excellence for Black Children?: Critical Examination of Family Engagement.” Her presentation was followed by Dr. Keith Robinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin, who presented his current research findings on: “Parental Involvement in Children’s Schooling: What Works and What Doesn’t”.