ERIC Number: ED449635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Infusing Multicultural Content into the Curriculum for Gifted Students. ERIC Digest #E601.
Ford, Donna Y.
This brief paper offers an overview of strategies, with practical examples, to infuse multicultural content into the curriculum for gifted students. It proposes a framework for multicultural gifted education based on the four levels or approaches of J. Banks and C. Banks and within each approach, the six levels of B. Bloom's taxonomy. The four approaches are: (1) the contributions approach (focuses on contributions of various cultures); (2) the additive approach (adds content, concepts, themes, and perspectives of minority groups); (3) the transformational approach (attempts to help students view concepts, issues, events, and themes from the perspectives of minority groups; and (4) the social action approach (students make decisions on important social issues and take action to help solve them). Examples are given of learning activities for each of these approaches organized according to Bloom's taxonomy incorporating knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Principles, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.