ERIC Number: ED204906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Instructional Strategies that Challenge Black College Students in the Area of Exceptional Child Education.
Gentry, Ruben; Ellison, Viola G.
The authors point out that to effectively work with disadvantaged (specifically Black) college students, teachers must make the curriculum reflect on social changes and other phenomena which interest them and should include strategies which appeal to the cultural uniqueness and learning styles of Blacks. Initial sections address the status of Black professionals in the area of special education and learning styles commonly exemplified by Black college students. Noted among instructional strategies that appeal to Blacks are the following: allow more time for mastering material, present sufficient examples to enable getting the point, work to strengthen verbal expression and use of formal language, and allow warmup periods in studying. Reported are results of a survey and research study on 19 master's students in special education from a predominantly Black university. Findings are cited which include that Black college students preferred learning activities closely associated with their career choice and that students in a competency based humanistic teacher education group expressed greater enthusiasm about their learning atmosphere and made higher grades than a competency based teacher education groups. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Black Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session T-15).