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Communication Codes Among African American Children and Youth: The Fast Track from Special Education to Prison

2003
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Communication Codes Among African American Children and Youth: The Fast Track from Special Education to Prison

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Participant observations of two youth organizations identified more than 400 communications in which aggression served pro-social functions. Misinterpretation of these cultural communication codes could lead to over identification of African American males in special education and, ultimately, correctional facilities.

Sherwin, G. H., & Schmidt, S. (2003). Communication codes among African American children and youth: the fast track from special education to prison? Journal of Correctional Education, 54(2), 45-52.

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