Promoting Academic Readiness for African American Males with Dyslexia: Implications for Preschool to Elementary School Teaching

1st Edition

Shawn Anthony Robinson, Corey Thompson

December 5, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 114 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367415372 - CAT# 332194
Series: Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

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This timely book tackles underlying issues which see disproportionate numbers of African American males with dyslexia undiagnosed, untreated, and falling behind their peers in terms of literacy achievement.

Considering factors including dialectic linguistic difference, limited phonological awareness, and the intersectionality of gender, language, and race, the studies included in this volume illustrate how classroom practices at preschool and elementary level are failing to support students at risk of reading and writing difficulties. Promoting Academic Readiness for African American Males with Dyslexia shows that it is possible to provide every girl and boy, and particularly African American boys with effective support and appropriate interventions enabling them to read at a level which is conducive to ongoing academic performance and success. This, argue the authors of this volume, is vital to the social, emotional, moral, and intellectual development of our society.

This edited volume was originally published as a special issue of Reading & Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties. It will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and academics in the field of African-American Education, Educational Equity, Race studies, Multiple learning difficulties and Literacy development.

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