Where the rubber meets the road: Supporting the educational success of twice exceptional African American students

Renae D. Mayes, Erik M. Hines, James L. Moore

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Abstract

Greater literature on twice exceptionality has led to increased understanding and practical applications in supporting the success of students. However, much of the literature does not take into consideration the intersection of giftedness, disability, and cultural identities, which can significantly shape the experience of students in school. This chapter focuses on these intersecting identities through a case study of a gifted African American student with a learning disability. This case study illustrates both the challenges and strengths that this student faced in his K-12 educational pursuit. Further, the chapter offers practical solutions and strategies for teachers and school counselors to collaborate with families to promote student success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTwice Exceptional
Subtitle of host publicationSupporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages290-298
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780190645472
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 18 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • African American students
  • Cultural identity
  • Disability
  • Gifted
  • Student success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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