A Cultural Awareness Manual: What Every Teacher Should Know About Characteristics Associated With African-American Culture

A Cultural Awareness Manual: What Every Teacher Should Know About Characteristics Associated With African-American Culture

by Dwayne Williams

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In this groundbreaking work, school psychologist, Dwayne D. Williams, argues that, although African-American students are referred for special education services for an array of reasons, one reason is that many students demonstrate behaviors in the classroom that are reflective of African-American culture. Williams’ argues that students who engage in movement oriented and expressive behaviors place themselves at a greater risk for being referred for special education services. Do students become targets in the classroom when they demonstrate behaviors that are reflective of African-American culture?

Aimed at teachers, school psychologists, and administrators, A Cultural Awareness Manual sheds light on traditional African-American culture and speaks to the need for educators to become culturally competent. Educational initiatives speak to the need to create models that are culturally relevant, models that are reflective of the cultural backgrounds of students of color—including African-American culture. If you struggle with understanding characteristics associated with African-American culture and lack knowledge of how to integrate these cultural values with instruction, then you must read this manual.
This manual will

• increase your knowledge surrounding African-American culture and culturally relevant teaching;
• enhance your ability to train staff members surrounding issues related to cultural awareness;
• improve your ability to work with students and parents of color;
• boost your ability to integrate instruction and cultural characteristics that have been associated with African-American culture;
• increase your knowledge of how to work interdependently with community leaders, including African-American clergy—and more!

A Cultural Awareness Manual is a supplemental guide to Dwayne D. Williams’ book, An RtI Guide to Improving Performance of African-American students: What Every Teacher Should Know About Culture and Academic Engagement

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016379067
Publisher: Tier I Educational Consulting Firm
Publication date: 03/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 265 KB

About the Author

Dwayne D. Williams is the CEO of Tier I Educational Coaching and Consulting--a firm that provides urban educational and psychological services for educators, administrators, and parents. Tier I Educational Coaching is also a life coaching organization. Dwayne is a school psychologist and certified life coach. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (BA) from Fairmont State University; he earned a Master's degree in Psychology (MA) and an Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S) from Marshall University Graduate College. Dwayne received training in the area of life coaching from Youth and Family Guidance, Inc and received board certified life coaching credentials through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). Dwayne is a first generation college graduate and is devoted to shedding light on the importance of integrating culturally relevant activities with instruction in the classroom. Dwayne was raised in housing projects in Springfield, IL. He is married to Toni Williams, in which they have two beautiful children, Dwayne II and Noni Williams.

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