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ERIC Number: EJ1072617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
A Gift for the Gifted: School Counselor Advocacy for Representation of Latino Students in Gifted Education
Bessman, Lisa; Carr, Rosylia; Grimes, Lee Edmondson
Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, v20 n1 Nov 2013
Many children from the Latino community require support from school counselors to achieve greatness in academics. Barriers preventing accurate gifted and talented nominations for Latino ELL students presently exist in school systems. Existing barriers can be broken down for student success. This study explored current literature to examine issues facing Latino ELL students with gifted and talented nominations. Bronfenbrenner's (1979) ecological theory is used to outline the influences from different systems (microsystems, mesosystems, exosystems) on Latino students' lives. The ecological theory creates a framework to understand the social context of Latino gifted ELL students. The authors explain how school counselors can incorporate theory and the ACA advocacy competencies into their work to assist Latino students at the individual, community/school, and social/political levels to increase their representation in gifted education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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