Creating successful learning environments for African American learners with exceptionalities

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Corwin Press, Jun 18, 2002 - Business & Economics - 232 pages
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Discover the key strategies to empowering African American students with exceptionalities! The straightforward contributions from more than 25 leading scholars and practitioners featured in this book provide concrete rationales and solutions for maximizing the intellectual, academic, and social achievement of African American students. It comprehensively covers everything from dealing with foundational issues such as accountability, categorization, and legal implications, to managing learning environments. Highlights include: Assessment and instructional techniques for general and special education programs Intervention tactics for behavioral issues Tips for utilizing family and community resources to complement the classroom Strategies for enhancing communication skills and maximizing gifted and talented learners

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Legal Foundations of Special Education
Functionalizing Assessment for African American Learners
Impact on African American Learners

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Festus E. Obiakor is a professor in the department of exceptional education at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. A teacher, scholar, and consultant, he has served as a distinguished visiting professor at a variety of universities and is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications, including books, articles, and essays.