ERIC Number: ED324393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Minority Participation in Gifted Programs.
The underrepresentation in gifted programs of students who are members of minority or other groups warrants increased attention from educators. With the continuing quest for both equity and excellence in public education, there is a renewed interest in ensuring the participation of minority students in gifted programs and in bridging the gap between research and practice. This publication is designed as a resource to assist school administrators and directors of gifted and talented programs in their efforts to increase the participation of minority students. It includes the following: (1) statistics reflecting underrepresentation of minority students; (2) definitions of giftedness; (3) identification issues and recommendations; (4) descriptions of suggested practices and alternative procedures; (5) recommendations for increasing the participation of minority students; (6) a 38-item bibliography; (7) a 32-item matrix of selected readings; (8) a list of professional training programs in gifted education; and (9) five charts that illustrate the text. (MYM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Definitions, Gifted, Minority Group Children, Special Education, Special Programs, Student Recruitment, Talent Identification
Mid-Atlantic Equity Center, 5010 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20016.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.
Note: Revised reprint of 1983 publication.