ERIC Number: ED268190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Educational Programs for Minority/Disadvantaged Gifted Students.
Passow, A. Harry
This paper discusses educational programs for minority students, including females, disadvantaged and gifted. The paper begins with a section on the history of minority underrepresentation in gifted programs and gives a series of reasons why appropriate educational opportunities for these children have been difficult to establish. Perhaps the greatest barriers are attitudes and expectations which tend to lump all talented students into one category without reference to their individual personal and cultural backgrounds. The next section describes the goals and methods of some existing programs for disadvantaged gifted students. In the next section, suggestions are given for planning successful programs for this group that include the following: 1) goals and objectives for the disadvantaged gifted should be the same as for other gifted students; 2) multiple criteria and procedures should be used to identify gifted students; 3) a differentiated curriculum should be provided for the disadvantaged gifted; 4) programs should include instruction in learning how to learn, and should be culturally pluralistic, encourage creative approaches to learning, and deal intelligently with language development; 5) expectations should be high; 6) learning should be extended into the community; 7) opportunities for staff development should be provided; and 8) programs should work to create a school and community which will nurture the potential of the disadvantaged and gifted. The paper's final section deals specifically with identifying and educating gifted women. (CG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for presentation in the Distinguished Lecturer Series of the San Diego Unified School District (San Diego, California, February 6, 1986).