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Kaufman, Scott Barry, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2018
In an educational system founded on rigid standards and categories, students who demonstrate a very specific manifestation of intelligence flourish, while those who deviate tend to fall between the cracks. Too often, talents and interests that do not align with classroom conventions are left unrecognized and unexplored in children with…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Gifted Disabled, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia
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Robinson, Shawn Anthony – Gifted Child Today, 2019
Literature on twice exceptional African American boys who are gifted academically and have a learning disability neglects to emphasize contributing factors relating to the reading gap and lack of effective reading interventions and curriculum. Although the demographics of special education classrooms are shifting to mirror more diverse students,…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, African American Students, Males, Identification (Psychology)
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Robinson, Shawn Anthony – Journal of Correctional Education, 2018
Prisons across the United States of America are faced with finding ways to reduce illiteracy rates across adult education. One strategy is to offer reading programs that are based on the science of reading. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine if adults in treatment groups across five midwestern correctional institutions who received a…
Descriptors: Adults, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Illiteracy
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Robinson, Shawn Anthony – International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 2017
To counter the narratives about African American males in special education, my poetic account represents the voice of a gifted AA male with dyslexia. I applied critical disability theory to learn, and become mindful, about my academic journey and how my identity was shaped. As an auto-ethnographer, I examined my schooling to understand my…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Students with Disabilities, Academically Gifted
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Robinson, Shawn Anthony – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe my academic journey as a gifted Black male with dyslexia. The central research question was the following: What were some of the stories along my academic pathway that seem significant? The research design positioned me inside the culture in which I am the topic of examination. The research methodology…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Ethnography, African American Students
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Robinson, Shawn Anthony – Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning, 2013
Much of the scholarship on Black males in the educational literature focuses on the achievement gap; their underrepresentation in gifted and advanced placement programs; their overrepresentation in special education programs and their high rates of school suspensions and expulsions. Although overrepresented in special education, Black males with…
Descriptors: Males, African American Students, Dyslexia, Teaching Methods
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Robinson, Sandra P. A., Ed.; Knight, Verna, Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
Critical thinking is an essential skill for learners and teachers alike. Therefore, it is essential that educators be given practical strategies for improving their critical thinking skills as well as methods to effectively provide critical thinking skills to their students. The "Handbook of Research on Critical Thinking and Teacher Education…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
Robinson, Shawn – 1995
Remedial mathematics has taken several forms over the years--across the nation, within departments, and among mathematics instructors. There is a growing debate over the effectiveness of remedial courses in relationship to eventual student matriculation, which increases institution funding. The use of technology, real-life problems and projects,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission (School), College Mathematics, Community Colleges
Robinson, Shawn – 1996
This report discusses the attributes of an effective department chair, including the characteristics of the individual and how the chair enhances the opportunity of each faculty member to do his or her job best. The roles of the department chair are many. Each role that a chair plays must in some way advance excellence in teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Responsibility, Collegiality
Robinson, Shawn – 1996
This paper describes three main types of underprepared students: academically underprepared, emotionally underprepared, and culturally underprepared. The category that most faculty, counselors, and administrators tend to focus on is the academically underprepared. Remedial and student skills courses, free peer tutoring, and tutorials on videotapes…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Counseling, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students
Robinson, Shawn – 1996
Teaching critical thinking is what employers ask of educators and what teachers expect from their students. This paper attempts to reestablish the importance of critical thinking and how Valencia Community College's (Florida) critical thinking competency can be developed using several teaching models. A discussion is provided on the background of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Community Colleges, Critical Thinking
Robinson, Shawn – 1996
Multicultural education relates to the infusion of all cultures into the current standard curriculum. Culture consists of ways of thinking, values, reactions to problems and situations, and many other things. Deep culture refers to the features that are not visible. The deep culture of a group explores intrinsic and subtle features. This paper…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Community Colleges, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness
Robinson, Shawn – 1996
This paper begins with a history of the tumultuous beginning of Arkansas's two-year college system. The system has gone through three major eras with the third, and current, era beginning in 1991. As a result of commissions sponsored by local businesses and the Carnegie Foundation in 1991, legislation was passed to convert 13 of the 24 vocational…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Change
Robinson, Shawn – 1996
This paper discusses fostering a sense of unity across multiple campuses of a community college. It defines multi-campus community colleges (M3C) as a community college district composed of more than one site where learning is to take place. Unity is considered the state at which the students, faculty, and staff on the various college campuses and…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Community Colleges, Educational Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation
Robinson, Shawn – 1997
This article reviews the basic principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) and how they can be applied to the administration of community colleges. TQM is a customer (student)-focused, continuous-improvement, quality-oriented way of thinking about all aspects of operating an organization that is shared and practiced by all employees (faculty and…
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Planning, Higher Education
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