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Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners With Exceptionalities [NOOK Book]


In this groundbreaking book, more than 25 leading scholars and practitioners provide concrete solutions for maximizing African American students’ achievement.

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Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners With Exceptionalities

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In this groundbreaking book, more than 25 leading scholars and practitioners provide concrete solutions for maximizing African American students’ achievement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781483360690
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/14/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Festus E. Obiakor, Ph.D., is Department Head and Professor, Early Childhood and Special Education, Dewar College of Education and Human Services, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. A teacher, scholar, and consultant, he has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at a variety of universities. He is the author of more than 150 publications, including books, articles, and commentaries; and he has presented papers at many national and international conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of reputable nationally and internationally refereed journals, including Multicultural Learning and Teaching (MLT) in which he serves as co-executive Editor. Obiakor is a leader who has been involved in many landmark scholarly works in the fields of general and special education, with particular focus on African American and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners and he continues to prescribe multidimensional methods of assessment, teaching, and intervention for these individuals. Based on this premise, he created the Comprehensive Support Model (CSM), an intervention model that values the collaborative, consultative, and cooperative energies of students, families, teachers/service providers, communities, and government agencies.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Geneva Gay
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Part I: Foundations of Educational Change
1. School Accountability and Reform: Implications and African Americans With Exceptionalities - Festus E. Obiakor and Bridgie Alexis Ford
2. Legal Foundations of Special Education for African American Learners - Elizabeth A. Dooley and Katherine L. Dooley
3. Functionalizing Assessment for African American Learners in General and Special Education Programs - Cheryl A. Utley
4. Categorization: Impact on African American Learners With Exceptionalities - Angela Stephens McIntosh
Part II: Managing Learning Environments
5. Instructional Strategies for African American Learners With Cognitive Disabilities - Helen Bessant Byrd
6. Working With African American Students With Specific Learning Disabilities - Patrick A. Grant and Pauline B. Grant
7. Interventions for African American Learners With Behavioral Problems - Cathy Kea, Gwendolyn Cartledge, and Lisa J. Bowman
8. Maximizing the Learning Potential of African American Learners With Gifts and Talents - Vera I. Daniels
9. Communication Skills of African American Learners With Disabilities - Martha Scott Lue, Cheryl Evans Green, and Shelia Yvette Smalley
10. Developing Self-Empowerment in African American Learners With Special Problems - Festus E. Obiakor
Part III: Complementing the School Environment
11. Service Delivery for African American Young Children With Special Needs - Regina Enwefa and Stephen Enwefa
12. African American Families: Equal Partners in General and Special Education - Loretta P. Prater
13. African American Community Resources: Essential Educational Enhancers for African American Children and Youth - Bridgie Alexis Ford
14. Transitioning African American High School Students With Disabilities - Bertina H. Combes and Beth A. Durodoye
15. Teacher-Preparation for African American Exceptional Learners: A Cultural-Historical Approach - Stanley C. Trent
16. Culturally Responsive Leadership for African Americans With Exceptionalities - Darrell L. Williams, Christlyn Frederick-Stanley, and Adell Fair
17. Summary of Comments: Race, Class, Gender, and Exceptionality of African American Learners - Edgar G. Epps
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