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ERIC Number: EJ1102562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-9041
Equity and Excellence: Proactive Efforts in the Identification of Underrepresented Students for Gifted and Talented Services
Peters, Scott J.; Engerrand, Kenneth G.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v60 n3 p159-171 Jul 2016
The identification of gifted and talented students and the accompanying fact that most identification systems result in the underrepresentation of students from African American, Hispanic, Native American, English language learning, and low-income families are two of the most discussed and hotly debated topics in the field. This article provides an overview of past efforts to mitigate inequity in both K-12 and higher education program identification, highlights successes and limitations, and presents a particular perspective in order to help facilitate broader thinking about the purpose of identification, the development of talent, and how academic excellence can be fostered while simultaneously increasing equity in gifted education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Gratz et al v Bollinger et al; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations
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