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ERIC Number: ED494579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 130
Abstractor: ERIC
Overlooked Gems: A National Perspective on Low-Income Promising Learners. Proceedings from the National Leadership Conference on Low-Income Promising Learners (Washington, DC, April 24-25, 2006)
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce, Ed.; Stambaugh, Tamra, Ed.
National Association for Gifted Children (NJ1), Proceedings of the National Leadership Conference on Low-Income Promising Learners (Washington, DC, Apr 24-25, 2006)
This monograph brings together the work of national stakeholders in gifted education and beyond gifted education on the critical issue of child poverty among students who show academic and intellectual promise for positive contributions in various areas of study. It has been compiled in order to provide the field of gifted education with a blueprint for working in schools with children of poverty, for activating community-based opportunities for them, and for forging new partnerships and collaboratives with universities and other agencies to deliver relevant services. The monograph is organized into eight sections that outline the major presentations from the April 24-25, 2006, national conference hosted by the National Association of Gifted Children and the College of William and Mary and sponsored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Held at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, in Washington, DC, the conference purposes were three-fold: (1) to understand the current state of the art from research and practice in working effectively with children and youth living in poverty; (2) to create bridges between the gifted community and the general education community on collective successful strategies for provision of talent development services; and (3) to create a policy and research agenda that addresses the key targets for action in leadership arenas on these issues. (Individual papers contain references.) [This is a joint publication with the Center for Gifted Children, College of William and Mary. Funding for the conference and publication was provided by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.]
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Gifted Children, Washington, DC
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
IES Cited: ED545233