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Culturally Diverse and Underserved Populations of Gifted Students

Culturally Diverse and Underserved Populations of Gifted Students

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March 2004 | 264 pages | Corwin

The expert guide to the major issues and most promising strategies for meeting the needs of high-ability, culturally diverse students!

Biased testing strategies, societal pressures and the attitudes of teachers are but a few of the obstacles that hamper efforts to identify and serve the needs of culturally diverse gifted students. The articles in Culturally Diverse and Underserved Populations of Gifted Students address these and other issues and suggest tactics to resolve the under representation of high-ability minority students in gifted programs.

Key features include:

  • Alexinia Y. Baldwin's review of the literature on underrepresented populations in gifted programs and her recommendations to ensure that the needs of gifted culturally diverse students are met
  • Case studies of culturally diverse, high-potential students
  • An exploration of community attitudes and peer expectations that discourage high achievement

Shedding light on the unique needs of culturally diverse gifted students, posing culturally savvy identification strategies, and discussing options for appropriate programming and program staffing, this reference book is a must-have for gifted program developers and gifted specialists alike.

The ERGE Series:
The National Association for Gifted Children series Essential Readings in Gifted Education is a 12-volume collection of seminal articles from Gifted Child Quarterly. Put the knowledge and power of more than 25 years of research on giftedness and talent into your hands with the leading theories, studies, and findings the experts in the field have to offer.

About the Editors
Sally M. Reis
Series Introduction
Alexinia Y. Baldwin
Introduction to Culturally Diverse and Underserved Populations of Gifted Students
Alexinia Y. Baldwin
1. I'm Black But Look At Me, I Am Also Gifted
Carol Ann Tomlinson, Carolyn M. Callahan, and Karen M. Lelli
2. Challenging Expectations: Case Studies of High-Potential, Culturally Diverse Young Children
Marcia Strong Scott, Lois-Lynn Stoyko Deuel, Beda Jean-Francois, and Richard C. Urbano
3. Identifying Cognitively Gifted Ethnic Minority Children
Robert J. Kirschenbaum
4. Dynamic Assessment and Its Use With Underserved Gifted and Talented Populations
Thomas P. Hébert
5. Defining Belief in Self: Intelligent Young Men in an Urban High School
Thomas P. Hébert, Teresa M. Beardsley
6. Jermaine: A Critical Case Study of a Gifted Black Child Living in Rural Poverty
James M. Patton, Douglas Prillaman, and Joyce VanTassel-Baska
7. The Nature and Extent of Programs for the Disadvantaged Gifted in the United States and Territories
Alexinia Y. Baldwin
8. The Seven Plus Story: Developing Hidden Talent Among Students in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Environments
Eva I. Diaz
9. Perceived Factors Influencing the Academic Underachievement of Talented Students of Puerto Rican Descent
James H. Borland, Rachel Schnur, and Lisa Wright
10. Economically Disadvantaged Students in a School for the Academically Gifted: A Postpositivist Inquiry Into Individual and Family Adjustment