ERIC Number: ED235603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Study Skills to the Exceptional Black Student.
Angel, Norris M.
A rationale for teaching study skills to black exceptional students is presented along with a suggested instructional approach. The importance of teacher and parent expectations is emphasized, as is the need for developing strategies for nurturing self-esteem, motivation, improved attitudes, and adaptive learning styles in exceptional black students. Active rather than passive learning is stressed, along with the development of positive attitudes that contribute to the formation of realistic short- and long-term goals and aim at getting students to work above minimum competency levels. Aspects of study skills that should be taught include preparing and planning an effective study schedule, keeping written records of assignments and class notes, becoming active readers, and selecting appropriate reading materials. Preparation for examinations should be another program emphasis, including reducing anxiety through teaching relaxation methods, making students aware of general content and types of questions on exams, and providing review sessions or other review methods. It is also suggested that individual and group counseling can help students acquire such habits as punctuality, cooperation and wise use of leisure time. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parent Expectations; Teacher Expectations
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference on the Exceptional Black Child (Atlanta, GA, July 24-27, 1983).