Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners with Exceptionalities


Creating Successful Learning Environments for African American Learners with Exceptionalities

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 232 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780761945574
  • DDC分類 371.908996073

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The guide focuses on specific, innovative methods for maximizing the learning opportunities and outcomes of African American students-from dealing with foundational issues such as accountability, categorization, and legal implications, to managing learning environments and enhancing school practices through teacher preparation and early childhood programs. By providing concrete rationales and solutions for maximizing the intellectual, academic, and social achievement of African American learners, this groundbreaking text presents the tools necessary for meeting the needs of these students, including:- Assessment and instructional techniques for general and special education programs, including discussions on specific learning disabilities - Intervention tactics for behavioral issues - Tips for tapping family and community resources to complement the classroom - Strategies for enhancing students' communication skills and maximizing the potential of gifted and talented learners


Foreword - Geneva GayPrefaceAbout the EditorsAbout the ContributorsPart I: Foundations of Educational Change1. School Accountability and Reform: Implications and African Americans With Exceptionalities - Festus E. Obiakor and Bridgie Alexis Ford2. Legal Foundations of Special Education for African American Learners - Elizabeth A. Dooley and Katherine L. Dooley3. Functionalizing Assessment for African American Learners in General and Special Education Programs - Cheryl A. Utley4. Categorization: Impact on African American Learners With Exceptionalities - Angela Stephens McIntoshPart II: Managing Learning Environments5. Instructional Strategies for African American Learners With Cognitive Disabilities - Helen Bessant Byrd6. Working With African American Students With Specific Learning Disabilities - Patrick A. Grant and Pauline B. Grant7. Interventions for African American Learners With Behavioral Problems - Cathy Kea, Gwendolyn Cartledge, and Lisa J. Bowman8. Maximizing the Learning Potential of African American Learners With Gifts and Talents - Vera I. Daniels9. Communication Skills of African American Learners With Disabilities - Martha Scott Lue, Cheryl Evans Green, and Shelia Yvette Smalley10. Developing Self-Empowerment in African American Learners With Special Problems - Festus E. ObiakorPart III: Complementing the School Environment11. Service Delivery for African American Young Children With Special Needs - Regina Enwefa and Stephen Enwefa12. African American Families: Equal Partners in General and Special Education - Loretta P. Prater13. African American Community Resources: Essential Educational Enhancers for African American Children and Youth - Bridgie Alexis Ford14. Transitioning African American High School Students With Disabilities - Bertina H. Combes and Beth A. Durodoye15. Teacher-Preparation for African American Exceptional Learners: A Cultural-Historical Approach - Stanley C. Trent16. Culturally Responsive Leadership for African Americans With Exceptionalities - Darrell L. Williams, Christlyn Frederick-Stanley, and Adell Fair17. Summary of Comments: Race, Class, Gender, and Exceptionality of African American Learners - Edgar G. EppsIndex