Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners With Exceptionalities

Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners With Exceptionalities

by Festus E. Obiakor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761945563

ISBN-13: 9780761945567

Pub. Date: 06/18/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761945567
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/18/2002
Series:
One-off Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Pt. IFoundations of Educational Change1
1School Accountability and Reform: Implications for African Americans With Exceptionalities3
2Legal Foundations of Special Education for African American Learners17
3Functionalizing Assessment for African American Learners in General and Special Education Programs27
4Categorization: Impact on African American Learners With Exceptionalities41
Pt. IIManaging Learning Environments53
5Instructional Strategies for African American Learners With Cognitive Disabilities55
6Working With African American Students With Specific Learning Disabilities67
7Interventions for African American Learners With Behavioral Problems79
8Maximizing the Learning Potential of African American Learners With Gifts and Talents95
9Communication Skills of African American Learners With Disabilities107
10Developing Self-Empowerment in African American Learners With Special Problems119
Pt. IIIComplementing the School Environment133
11Service Delivery for African American Young Children With Special Needs135
12African American Families: Equal Partners in General and Special Education145
13African American Community Resources: Essential Educational Enhancers for African American Children and Youth159
14Transitioning African American High School Students With Disabilities175
15Teacher Preparation for African American Exceptional Learners: A Cultural-Historical Approach191
16Culturally Responsive Leadership for African Americans With Exceptionalities205
17Summary Comments: Race, Class, Gender, and Exceptionality of African American Learners217
Index225

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