ERIC Number: ED471812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners with Exceptionalities.
Obiakor, Festus E. Ed.; Ford, Bridgie Alexis, Ed.
The 17 papers in this collection offer innovative pedagogical techniques to improve the learning of African American students with disabilities. Papers are grouped into three sections that address foundations of educational change, managing learning environments, and complementing the school environment. The papers are: (1) "School Accountability and Reform: Implications for African Americans with Exceptionalities (Festus Obiakor and Bridgie Ford); (2) "Legal Foundations of Special Education for African American Learners" (Elizabeth Dooley and Katherine Dooley); (3) "Functionalizing Assessment for African American Learners in General and Special Education Programs" (Cheryl Utley); (4) "Categorization: Impact on African American Learners with Exceptionalities" (Angela McIntosh); (5) "Instructional Strategies for African American Learners with Cognitive Disabilities" (Helen Byrd); (6) "Working with African American Students with Specific Learning Disabilities" (Patrick Grant and Pauline Grant); (7) "Interventions for African American Learners with Behavioral Problems" (Cathy Kea and others); (8) "Maximizing the Learning Potential of African American Learners with Gifts and Talents" (Vera Daniels); (9) "Communication Skills of African American Learners with Disabilities" (Martha Lue and others); (10) "Developing Self-Empowerment in African American Learners with Special Problems" (Festus Obiakor); (11) "Service Delivery for African American Young Children with Special Needs" (Regina Enwefa and Stephen Enwefa); (12) "African American Families: Equal Partners in General and Special Education" (Loretta Prater); (13) "African American Community Resources: Essential Educational Enhancers for African American Children and Youth" (Bridgie Ford); (14) "Transitioning African American High School Students with Disabilities" (Bertina Combes and Beth Durodoye); (15) "Teacher Preparation for African American Exceptional Learners: A Cultural-Historical Approach" (Stanley Trent); (16) "Culturally Responsive Leadership for African Americans with Exceptionalities" (Darrell Williams and others); and (17) "Summary Comments: Race, Class, Gender, and Exceptionality in of African American Learners" (Edgar Epps). (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavior Problems, Black Students, Communication Skills, Community Resources, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Family School Relationship, Gifted, Leadership, Learning Disabilities, Legal Responsibility, Mental Retardation, Special Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers: African Americans