ERIC Number: ED517245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-13
Abstractor: As Provided
Schooling and Achievement: A Discussion on African American Students from Low Socio-Economic Households and Their Over-Diagnoses of Learning Disabilities
Hankerson, Pamela S.
The following is a discussion on student level of academic achievement, specifically that of African American learners. The misdiagnosis of Black students having learning disabilities and other disabilities will be examined, and the factors as to why this misdiagnosis occurs so often. Research will be provided as evidence to support this claim, as well as alternate methods of assessing and assisting African American students, especially those who are from poverty-stricken families, as research shows they are most affected by the inaccuracies of the diagnosis of learning impairments.
Descriptors: African American Students, Learning Disabilities, Educational Diagnosis, Socioeconomic Background, Disadvantaged, African American Achievement, African American Education, Performance Factors, Self Esteem, Disability Identification, Clinical Psychology, Error of Measurement, Statistical Bias
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A