African Perspectives in American Higher Education: Invisible Voices

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Festus E. Obiakor, Jacob U. Gordon
Nova Publishers, 2003 - Всего страниц: 139
Contents: Foreword; Preface; Through the Back Door: From Invisibility to Visibility; Close Encounters: A Pilgrimage of Penance and Expiation; Surviving the 'Killing Zones' of Higher Education; Connecting Teaching and Mentoring to Learning: My Contributions to the American Academy; Adventures in Turbulent Seas; A Complex Web of Acceptance and Misgiving: My Journey in American Higher Education; 'Seeing Colour': My Journey in American Higher Education; My Brother's Teacher: An African at the Vanguard of American Higher Education; Making a Difference: My Contributions to American Higher Education; And Don't Call me Arrogant; My Experiences as a Growing Scholar in US Higher Education; I am the Person I Know Best: Perspectives on American Higher Education; Index.

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Through the Back Door From Invisibility to Visibility
1
Close Encounters a Pilgrimage of Penance and Expiation
11
Surviving the Killing Zones of Higher Education
23
Bees in My Bonnet
35
Connecting Teaching and Mentoring to Learning My Contributions to the American Academy
47
Adventures in Turbulent Seas
55
A Complex Web of Acceptance and Misgiving My Journey in American Higher Education
65
Seeing Color My Journey in American Higher Education
75
My Brothers Teacher An African at the Vanguard of American Higher Education
89
Making a Difference My Contributions to American Higher Education
97
And Dont Call Me Arrogant
105
My Experience As A Growing Scholar In US Higher Education
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I am the Person I Know Best Perspectives on American Higher Education
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Festus E Obiakor, Ph.D., is Professor, Early Childhood and Special Education, Dewar College of Education and Human Services, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. A teacher, scholar, and consultant, he has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at a variety of universities. He is the author of more than 150 publications, including books, articles, and commentaries; and he has presented papers at many national and international conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of reputable nationally and internationally refereed journals, including Multicultural Learning and Teaching (MLT) in which he serves as Executive Editor. Dr. Obiakor is a leader who has been involved in many landmark scholarly works in the fields of general and special education, with particular focus on African American and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners and he continues to prescribe multidimensional methods of assessment, teaching, and intervention for these individuals. Based on this premise, Dr. Obiakor created the Comprehensive Support Model (CSM), an intervention model that values the collaborative, consultative, and cooperative energies of students, families, teachers/service providers, communities, and government agencies.

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