Blaming the helpers: The marginalization of teachers and parents of the urban poor

Barry A. Farber, Sandra T. Azar

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Abstract

The nature and origins of the current tendency toward disparaging parents and teachers of the urban poor are examined. It is suggested that the influence of parents and teachers must be understood in the context of multiple intervening variables. Several explanations are offered for the phenomenon of blame, including the fact that women constitute the great majority of teachers and are often the primary agents of parenting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-528
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1999

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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