ERIC Number: ED415629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
African American Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities: An Overview of Assessment Issues.
Gregg, Noel, Ed.; Curtis, Rebecca S., Ed.; Schmidt, Stacia F., Ed.
This booklet presents results from four survey questions asked of the audience and papers presented at a 1995 teleconference on assessment issues with African American adolescents and adults with learning disabilities. An introductory paper, "Multiple Factors Impacting the Assessment and Instruction of African American Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities" (Stacia F. Schmidt, Rebecca S. Curtis, and Noel Gregg), reports that the survey found that multiple influences affect African Americans with learning disabilities throughout their entire academic and professional careers. Seven papers addressing other aspects of these issues are then presented: (1) "Self-Concept: Assessment and Intervention for African American Learners with Problems" (Festus E.Obiakor); (2)"Learning Left from Right: 'No Struggle, No Progress': A Consumer's Voice" (Tamekia Tate); (3) "Cognitive and Affective Assessment of African American Students: Perspectives of a School Psychologist" (Geri Y. Tharpe); (4) "Linguistic Bias in the Assessment of African Americans with Learning Disabilities" (Robin E. Perkins-Gordon); (5) "Portfolio and Dynamic Assessment: An Authentic Look at Individual Differences" (Kim Day); (6) "Collaboration, Consultation, and Cooperation: The 'Whole Village at Work'" (Obiakor); and (7) "Additional References: African American Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities" (Schmidt and Curtis). (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Affective Measures, Black Dialects, Black Students, Cognitive Ability, Educational Cooperation, Educational Principles, Evaluation Methods, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Teacher Collaboration, Test Bias, Testing Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Roosevelt Warm Springs Inst. for Rehabilitation.
Identifiers: African Americans