ERIC Number: ED404769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Diversity: Challenges for Gifted Education.
Sayler, Michael, Ed.
Tempo, v16 n2 Spr 1996
This theme issue of a Texas journal focuses on gifted education and culturally diverse students. "Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Students in Gifted Education" (Donna Y. Ford and J. John Harris) discusses the challenges of recruiting diverse students in gifted education and presents solutions, including using different measurements of intelligence, moving away from identification to assessment, using a range of scores and group norms, and considering non-cognitive factors. Recommendations are also made for retaining minority students in gifted programs. "Hispanic and Gifted/Talented: Can You Be Both?" (Rebecca V. Rendon) provides information on the assessment of bilingual children, characteristics of culturally diverse students, and curricular and program strategies. "The Education of a Gifted Non-English Speaking Immigrant" (Becky Alanis) describes a monolingual Spanish-speaking student's experience in a gifted program. "Discovering and Nurturing Talents in Young Hispanic Students" (Marta Mountjoy) discusses the use of different assessment measures to identify gifted Hispanic students and the development of a summer enrichment program for bilingual gifted students in a culturally diverse school district. In "Alternate Identification for Gifted African-Americans" by Donna Ashby, alternative testing procedures to identify more gifted minority students are described. Articles include references. (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Bilingual Students, Black Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Language Minorities, Minority Group Children, Non English Speaking, Student Evaluation, Talent, Talent Development
Dr. Michael Sayler, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 13857, Denton, TX 76203-6857; fax: 817-565-2089; telephone: 817-565-4699.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, Austin.