NEW YORK Feb. 21, 2011 Jawanza Kunjufu Understanding Black Male Learning Styles,
Kunjufu asks, "Have we designed a female classroom for male students? Are we expecting boys to learn in the same manner as girls?" Since 1985, Kunjufu has advocated for single-gender classrooms and schools to meet the learning, social, cultural, and emotional needs of Black boys.
The Kunjufu Learning Styles Model
The secret, says Kunjufu, is understanding how they learn. "If teachers teach to students’ learning styles, if they create stimulating, culturally relevant learning environments, our boys will excel in school," he says.
Kunjufu estimates that as many as two-thirds of students and an even larger percentage of African American males are right-brain learners, however, most of the learning activities are oriented toward visual-print learners (left-brain). This has created a disastrous learning environment for right-brain students, and it must be resolved if Black boys are to improve their classroom performance.
"Educating the African American and Hispanic Male Child National Conference," May 3-4, 2011 Chicago, Illinois
Children’s Library $2,800 Black History Curriculum $680
President Obama $750 Educators’ Library $300 Hip Hop Curriculum $800 Male In-house Suspension $400
Female In-House Suspension $400 Black History Videos $200 Hispanic History Culture $420 Posters ( $400
Biographies $350 Parent Set $300 Math Set (Elem. or H.S.) $600 Respect/Manners/Home Training $200 Books for Boys/Girls $300 Character $130 Classics $280 Maps Africa $300 Motivation $210 Pre-School $670 Black History Games Black History Puzzles $200 Complete School Set $20,700
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