ERIC Number: ED409660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Underachievement among Gifted Minority Students: Problems and Promises. ERIC Digest E544.
Ford, Donna Y.; Thomas, Antoinette
This digest discusses factors affecting the achievement of gifted minority students, particularly Black students. Problems associated with underachievement definitions and the influence of social, cultural, and psychological factors on student achievement are examined. Suggestions and recommendations for reversing underachievement among gifted minority students are presented. Two tables are appended: a checklist for identifying indices of underachievement among gifted Black students, and strategies to enhance achievement among gifted minority students. (Contains 16 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Change Strategies, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Influences, Minority Group Children, Performance Factors, Prevention, Teaching Methods, Underachievement
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589; toll-free telephone: 800/328-0272; fax: 703/264-9494; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.