This book bridges the gap that exists between educating advanced learners and educating culturally different learners.
Author: Donna Ford
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Each year, the United States witnesses significant changes in the demographics of its citizens. Accordingly, schools -- and the students we teach -- are also changing. With such changes come the need, responsibility, and obligation for educators to provide students with an education that is both rigorous and culturally responsive. This book bridges the gap that exists between educating advanced learners and educating culturally different learners. Multicultural Gifted Education addresses various topics, including racially and culturally diverse students and families, historical and legal perspectives on educating gifted and minority students, culturally responsive curriculum and assessment, and counseling students from a multicultural perspective.
This timely book brings together experts from around the world to share expertise and best practice to form an eclectic collection of the best approaches for teaching gifted and talented children from different cultures.
Author: Gillian Eriksson
This timely book brings together experts from around the world to share expertise and best practice to form an eclectic collection of the best approaches for teaching gifted and talented children from different cultures. Each chapter: presents an overview of international perspectives on the issues of multi-cultural and gifted education examines the critical issues related to cultural definitions of giftedness in programming for diverse gifted students presents regional case studies in order to inform practitioners' best practice examines issues of access for gifted students in relation to culture, poverty, race and gender. In addition, details of websites and associations which offer support and advice are also provided, making this book an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, teachers and parents of gifted and talented children.
Developing Multicultural Gifted Education Experiences: A Framework Elsewhere,
we have provided detailed strategies for partnering multicultural education and
gifted education (Ford & Harris, 1999). One such strategy is to blend the works of
Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Reader series brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. Students who are gifted in English and language arts are able to discern the authors' purpose, anticipate layers of meaning, and use prior knowledge to make connections between the present text and the previous experiences, a complicated feat for any young child. "Language Arts for Gifted Students" offers information on the characteristics and identification of students who are gifted in English and language arts; how to develop differentiated curricula that include multicultural components; and specific teaching strategies, such as integrating drama with literature, using storytelling activities, and developing a writers' workshop.
Gifted Child Today, 28, 28–30, 65. Ford, D. Y. (2011). Multicultural gifted education (2nd ed.). Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. York, S. (2016). Roots and wings:
Affirming culture and preventing bias in early childhood (3rd ed.). St. Paul, MN:
Author: Jonathan Plucker
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Gifted education and talent development have numerous theories and conceptions for how to identify and serve students. This book helps introduce and apply these ideas to help reflect theory in practice. Each chapter introduces readers to a different theory by providing definitions of key concepts, explaining the fundamental conceptual/theoretical approach, and concluding with advice on how the conception can be put into practice. Suggestions for further reading are also provided. Some chapters are based on theories that have been around for decades, and some have been developed more recently. But all chapters focus on helping empower readers to understand and take action without having to reinvent the wheel.
Cultural Strengths In recent years some researchers have suggested that gifted education, with its unfortunate reputation as “elitist,” would do well to participate
in the country's reform agenda by shifting gifted education into a multicultural ...
Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education addresses this long-standing national problem through the dual lens of recruitment and retention.
Author: Donna Y. Ford
Nominated for a 2014 NAACP Image Award! One pervasive educational issue is the national underrepresentation of Black and Hispanic students in gifted education. Virtually every school district is grappling with having too few students from these groups identified as gifted and served in gifted classes and programs. Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education addresses this long-standing national problem through the dual lens of recruitment and retention. The focus is on how to equitably recruit (screen, refer, and/or assess) culturally different students and, just as importantly, to retain them. Recruitment and retention require providing academic, cultural, and social supports to culturally different students and ensuring that educators are willing and able to address issues and barriers. No time is better than now to address and correct the underachievement albatross, and the focus on recruitment and retention holds the greatest promise.
34 The role of gifted education in promoting cultural diversity joyce VanTassel-
Baska College of William and Mary, US The field of gifted education has
frequently been perceived as elitist and a burr in the side of educators who
Author: Tom Balchin
The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton. This multi-faceted volume: highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t; is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format; is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced; includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity. The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue. The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.
This book offers a contemporary view of helping ethnically diverse, economically disadvantaged youth through the use of mentor programs.
Author: Ellis Paul Torrance
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
This book offers a contemporary view of helping ethnically diverse, economically disadvantaged youth through the use of mentor programs. Including a complete overview of the mentoring program, readers are led through the process of identifying mentors and mentees and developing lasting relationships. Educational Resource
In this edition, these two issues are addressed, with updated information on key social, familial, educational, and psychological factors that contribute to underachievement and underrepresentation.
Author: Donna Ford
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Much has changed (and stayed the same) since the first edition of "Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students" was published in 1996. Although our nation and schools have changed racially and culturally, with more Black, Hispanic, and Asian students than ever before, our gifted programs and Advanced Placement (AP) classes remain much the same--primarily White and middle class. Two thorny issues that continue to exist in education are the underrepresentation of Black students in these classes and the persistent underachievement of Black students even when identified as gifted. In this edition, these two issues are addressed, with updated information on key social, familial, educational, and psychological factors that contribute to underachievement and underrepresentation. Underachievement and underrepresentation are placed squarely within the larger context of the achievement gap and deficit thinking. A central proposition is that we cannot close the achievement gap unless we eliminate deficit thinking and desegregate gifted education and AP classes. "Reversing Underachievement" is a must-have text that affords readers a comprehensive understanding of how schools, families, and the social, cultural, and psychological matrix all interact to affect both achievement and underachievement.
In gifted education, strengthbased interventions or programming are used to
describe tiered instruction (Colorado ... All three of these organizations are
committed to multicultural education for American Indians, as well as other
diverse groups ...
Author: Jaime Castellano
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students From Diverse Backgrounds brings together the leading experts in the field, who combine both knowledge of and leadership experience with gifted students from diverse backgrounds.
I believe that adoption of a multicultural perspective in gifted education would not
only improve services to culturally diverse gifted children, but also would break
through some of the limitations in servicing all gifted children. School personnel ...
This volume addresses the most current perspectives and issues related to giftedness and is written by leaders in the field.
Author: Anthony F. Rotatori
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
This volume addresses the most current perspectives and issues related to giftedness and is written by leaders in the field. An excellent resource for special educators, administrators, mental health clinicians, school counselors, and psychologists, this volume addresses the different educational issues that impact this population.
Handbook of Gifted Education ( 3rd ed . ) . Boston : Allyn & Bacon . Dana , R . H .
( 1993 ) . Multicultural Assessment Perspectives for Professional Psychology .
Boston : Allyn & Bacon . Davis , G . A . , & Rimm , S . B . ( 1997 ) . Education of the
Author: James A. Banks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Today's classrooms are more diverse than ever before. In order to reach these students, educators must be aware of the issues facing their various cultural, racial, ethnic, and language groups. Focusing on the pertinent issues in multicultural education, this new edition raises these critical issues and facilitates meaningful discussion.
personal occupational hazards associated with attempts to desegregate gifted
education . Concrete ... Current state practices in educating students who are
gifted and talented . ... Multicultural gifted education : A wakeup call to the
Author: Jaime A. Castellano
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
This unique book acknowledges and illuminates the reality that gifted students are from all backgrounds and that their talents transcend cultural, ethnic, and linguistic ties, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, poverty, and geography. Special Populations in Gifted Education: Working with Diverse Gifted Learners reflects today's student demographics and serves as a valuable resource tool to teachers and administrators who choose to promote access, equity, and excellence to the special students they serve. This book is further intended to provide a desperately needed update reflecting the modern view of who the "special populations" are in gifted education. Today's gifted students include a complex cross-section of students Topics include any combination of the following areas of interest: characteristics, curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation, nurturing, and meeting their social, emotional, academic, and cognitive needs. School administrators, teachers, special education providers.
Create and maintain classrooms with a multicultural emphasis . ... Kitano ( 1992 )
believes that the pluralistic approach , allowing gifted students to maintain their
own cultural diversity and values , is more desirable than leading the students to
Forty-four chapters by educational and psychiatric experts examine important challenges and developments in gifted education. The book discusses a variety of curriculum and instructional models that foster academic and creative growth, including acceleration and enrichment programs. It also explores
This body of work was developed to help resolve this shortcoming and to inform and guide educators in their work.
Author: Tarek C. Grantham
African American students who are gifted or advanced learners are too often overlooked and misunderstood in education. Part of the problem associated with this neglect is that relatively little scholarship exists on those who are culturally different and in need of more challenge in school settings. This body of work was developed to help resolve this shortcoming and to inform and guide educators in their work. In the first work of its kind, the book's editors have compiled reprints of what they believe to be among the best or most promising work -- past and present -- in understanding, meeting the needs of, and working with Black gifted and/or advanced learners. Theory, research, models, and strategies shed light on what we all must do to ensure that both gifted and advanced Black learners excel in school and otherwise reach their potential.
Multicultural gifted education . New York : Teachers College Press . Ford , D . Y . ,
Howard , T . C . , Harris , J . J . , & Tyson , C . A . ( 2000 ) . Creating culturally
responsive classrooms for gifted African - American students . Journal for the ...
Author: Gary A. Davis
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
This practical resource presents the best ideas and practices in the field of gifted education. From planning a sound gifted and talented program to the evaluation of a program, this leading text explores contemporary program models, problems of minority, disabled, and female gifted students. Chapters on creativity and teaching thinking skills--two concepts central to gifted education--help the reader understand creative students, creative processes, and how to foster high levels of creative thinking (Chs. 10 & 11). "("Education of the Gifted and Talented, 4/e") is current and accurate. Couldn't ask for a better text." Michael F. Shaughnessy, "Eastern New Mexico University" "The authors have mastered the fine art (of) writing in an interesting and intellectually challenging manner: no small feat...I love this book!" Amy P. Dietrich, "The University of Memphis" "The comprehensiveness of the coverage for an introductory text is a major strength." Sally M. Reis, "University of Connecticut"
Geraldine V. Oades-Sese, Giselle B. Esquivel, and Cecilia Añon Fordham
University The United States' commitment to gifted education, and the relative
importance the government has placed on it, has fluctuated throughout its
Author: Emilia C. Lopez
This comprehensive handbook offers a beautifully balanced view of the emerging field of multicultural school psychology. The opening section provides an historical overview of how the field has developed, and succeeding sections discuss multicultural issues related to consultation, instructional interventions, alternative assessment, academic assessment, vocational assessment, culturally sensitive counseling models, and working with families and special populations. Theory, research, and practice are integrated throughout. Key features of this exciting new book include: Interdisciplinary Perspective - Many chapters are written by authors from different disciplines, all of whom have multicultural expertise. The last chapter provides summarizing commentaries written by leaders in different disciplines. Scientist-Practitioner Focus - Evidence-based interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse students are provided for major competency areas such as consultation, counseling, and special programs (e.g., bilingual and multicultural education). Assessment Focus - Multicultural and bilingual assessment issues are discussed in the chapters covering language, cognitive, personality, behavioral, neuropsychological, vocational, acculturational, and academic assessment. Special Populations Focus - The needs of special populations such as culturally different parents, gifted and talented children, preschool children, migrant families, and children with low and high incidence learning disabilities are discussed in section VI. This book is appropriate for graduate courses and seminars dealing with multicultural school psychology. It is also a useful reference for researchers and practicing school psychologists and the libraries serving them.