ERIC Number: EJ887275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Critical Pedagogy and African American Males Labeled "Emotionally or Behaviorally Disordered"
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v9 n1 p64-76 Aug 2006
This article reports on the results of a qualitative study that focused on the use of critical pedagogy with African American males with labels of "emotional or behavioral disorders." The teachers in this study worked with students to examine and counter the ways that their status as a special education student affected their identities. The teachers worked with students to disrupt the hegemonic discourses of "deficient" that are often attached to special education labels by providing opportunities and experiences that challenge views of themselves as deficient and unable.
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, High School Students, Critical Theory, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Labeling (of Persons), Special Education, Self Concept, Urban Schools, Inclusive Schools, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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