Publisher description for Culturally diverse and underserved populations of gifted students / Alexinia Y. Baldwin, editor.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Gifted children -- Education -- United States.
Children of minorities -- Education -- United States.
Children with social disabilities -- Education -- United States.
Multicultural education -- United States.