ERIC Number: EJ1066980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Reference Count: 16
Multicultural Issues: Recruiting and Retaining Black and Hispanic Students in Gifted Education: Equality Versus Equity Schools
Ford, Donna Y.
Gifted Child Today, v38 n3 p187-191 Jul 2015
This article addresses an ongoing problem in gifted education: How severe is under-representation among Black and Hispanic students in gifted education nationally and in school districts and buildings? The degree of severity that is accepted, tolerated, or rejected depends on whether one adopts an equality or equity philosophy and associated practices. The author offers 10 recommendations for equitable change regarding eliminating barriers to recruiting and retaining Black and Hispanic students in gifted education.
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Equal Education, Disproportionate Representation, School Districts, Change Strategies, Barriers, Goal Orientation, Screening Tests, Talent Identification, Nonverbal Ability, Social Attitudes, Referral, Parent Participation, Advocacy, Teacher Competencies, Culturally Relevant Education
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