ERIC Number: ED309592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Minority Language Students: Issues and Practices. Occasional Papers in Bilingual Education.
Cohen, Linda M.
NCBE New Focus, n8 Fall 1988
Issues in the education of gifted and talented students from minority language groups are discussed, including the definition of giftedness and how it affects minority language students, the reasons for underrepresentation of this group in gifted programs, commonly used techniques for identification of students in this group, and the suitability of the types of gifted and talented programs available. Program types discussed include enrichment programs, resource rooms, parental involvement programs, acceleration or honors curricula, and mentor programs. Recommendations for improvement of the assessment and educational programs for gifted and talented minority language students are made. They include broadening the concept of giftedness, expanding research on giftedness in this group, using more well-rounded assessment techniques, increasing staff awareness of its own potential for developing a gifted and talented program, exploring various program models, and increasing awareness of the different ways giftedness may be manifested in different populations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Definitions, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Gifted, Honors Curriculum, Limited English Speaking, Mentors, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Program Development, Research Needs, Resource Room Programs, Talent, Talent Identification
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Silver Spring, MD.