Learning Styles of African American Children: Instructional Implications

Janice Ellen Hale

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This article offers examples of valiant efforts to develop meaningful instructional implications from learning stylesscholarship. Additionally, an example is given of an advance in the public policy arena that merges the efforts ofpsychological scholars with that of lawmakers to apply their research to effect change for children. The Browndecision was a stellar example in which Lead Attorney Thurgood Marshall and his team were buffeted by thescholarship of Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark (1963, 1965). They provided empirical data that documented that the"separate but equal" doctrine of education was psychologically devastating to Negro children. It is recommended thatcontemporary public policy architects follow in their footsteps.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v5n2p109

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