Cartledge, G. (1999). African-American males and serious emotional distrubance: Some personal perspectives. Behavioral Disorders, 25(1), 76.
The writer reflects on the overrepresentation of African-American males in programs for serious emotional disturbance (SED). The African-American male is more likely than any other individual to be assigned to an SED program and thus experience the poorest school outcomes. The reasons for this disparity are the subject of debate. However, the solution to the problem lies in developing effective academic and social skill interventions within inclusive environments. The success of one such intervention, direct instruction, is illustrated with case study evidence.
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