Learning Styles and the African American Student. “It is the teacher’s responsibility to assist ethnic minority students in their endeavors, and to help them become effective learners”.
“It is the teacher’s responsibility to assist ethnic minority students in their endeavors, and to help them become effective learners”
One is racism and the history of slavery.
The other is the desirability of Afrocentricism as a foundation in the schools
Afrocentricism is a school experience rooted in African American history and experiences.
Culture: Both the African American church and family have been highly influential in learning styles.African American Students and Culture
Harmonious: interdependence is respected and encouraged, knowledge is sought for practical and relevant purposes,.
Expressive creativity: creative, adaptive, stylistic, intuitive, and oral expression.
Nonverbal: nonverbal communication is important (body language), movement and rhythm are vital.Four Characteristics of African American learners
Local schools need to provide information on different cultures such as the African American culture.
Learning styles need to be discussed and applied in the classroom
Teachers need to adapt their teaching techniques to multicultural learners.
Activities such as exploring different cultures or countries needs to be included to help students understand multicultural differences in the classroom.
Teachers should be aware of personal beliefs and bias concerning their students.How teachers prepare for a diverse classroom...