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Olin, LaDelle; Gillis-Olin, Marion – Negro Educational Review, 1983
Black students are overrepresented in classes for the mentally retarded and underrepresented in classes for the physically handicapped and gifted. Assessment of Black students should involve parents and teachers, should be multifactored and early, should employ culturally aware examiners who assess students' strengths and weaknesses, and should be…
Descriptors: Black Students, Cultural Influences, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Robinson, Sharon P.; And Others – Negro Educational Review, 1980
Suggests that the teacher-student relationship is the most important aspect of successful school desegregation. Reviews literature which focuses on teacher attitudes toward Black students in desegregated schools. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Communication, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scales, Alice M. – Negro Educational Review, 1992
Addresses the problems of African-American males, and argues that a focus on high literacy for this population is an important strategy for addressing the crisis of education and incarceration. Suggests that literacy is essential to African-American males' participation in the economy. (JB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Black Achievement, Black Community
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Gillis-Olion, Marion; And Others – Negro Educational Review, 1986
Black parents of children with disabilities come from a variety of cultural and economic groups; they can make important contributions to the educational process if given the proper respect and opportunity. Black parents' effectiveness depends on skillful professional guidance and on ensuring that they receive appropriate information on accessing…
Descriptors: Black Family, Black Students, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Serwatka, Thomas; And Others – Negro Educational Review, 1986
Redressing the overrepresentation of Black students in certain special education classrooms involves (1) working to improve the identification and placement process; (2) helping parents to become more knowledgeable consumers of the educational system; (3) using the courts to defend Black and disabled students' rights; and (4) developing community…
Descriptors: Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Mild Mental Retardation, Racial Bias
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Biggs, Shirley A. – Negro Educational Review, 1992
Examines problems that afflict African-American males in education. Looks at the current suggestion that separate education for African-American males may be a solution. Argues that separation is not the answer because of a historical legacy of separation. Suggests alternatives including after-school and weekend all-male clubs and activities. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Achievement, Black Community, Black Education
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Grant, Patrick – Negro Educational Review, 1992
Asks whether special education is designed to keep African-American boys out of the mainstream of education and also looks at questions of a passive conspiracy to destroy African-American males and the role of racism. Discusses special education legislation, and argues that African-American boys are not being adequately educated. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Achievement, Black Education, Black Influences
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Gill, Walter – Negro Educational Review, 1992
Looks at the current plight of the African-American male, exploring the role of the dominant culture, mass media, and low self-esteem. Describes a possible cure, citing five areas for action, calling for year-round school in some urban areas, exploring Afrocentric curricula, and considering rites of passage programs. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Afrocentrism, Black Achievement, Black Community
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Lloyd, R. Grann – Negro Educational Review, 1983
Black respondents to a questionnaire identified lack of motivation and lack of quality education as major problems of Black Duval County students. Busing for desegregation purposes, although not liked, was regarded as the least serious problem. (CMG)
Descriptors: Black Students, Busing, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cole, Beverly P. – Negro Educational Review, 1987
Using college entrance exams as a primary criterion for college admission discriminates against minorities and the poor, but the practice continues. Coaching for these exams is done in test preparation clinics. One clinic run by the NAACP substantially raised the scores of Blacks but not those of minorities as a whole. (VM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Black Students, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations
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Heaston, Patricia – Negro Educational Review, 1987
The assessment of mental ability in Chicago Public Schools has been changed. The changes are because of the disproportionate number of Black children who were assigned to mentally handicapped classes. Placement decisions are now made by multidisciplinary panels which consider the total child not just the outcomes of prior learning. (VM)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Intelligence Tests
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Draper, Ingrid; And Others – Negro Educational Review, 1987
Alternatives to I.Q. testing have been developed in the Detroit Public Schools as a way to improve educational services and avoid the biased placement of Black students in special education programs. The new procedures involve the collaboration of a team that is specially trained to use multifaceted approaches to assessment. (VM)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Dent, H.; And Others – Negro Educational Review, 1987
The use of standardized I.Q. tests for Blacks has been banned in California State schools. This court settlement culminated 15 years of legal action on a class action suit filed by Black parents for their children who had been disproportionately assigned to classes for the mentally retarded. (VM)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Black Students, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Richardson, F. C. – Negro Educational Review, 1992
Reviews some of the possible causes for the current crisis among African-American males, including a crisis of faith in education and problems with public schools. Discusses possible strategies for improvement: whole community response, successful programs, renewed faith in education, and national forums. (JB)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Community, Black Education, Black Influences
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Stewart, Mac A. – Negro Educational Review, 1992
Discusses problems facing African-American males, particularly in education and including low academic expectation, few African-American teachers, and development of positive self-image. Lists possible actions to take enhanced self-image, increased funding of programs to address social ills, and involvement of African-American males in education.…
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black Culture, Black Education, Black Influences
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