ERIC Number: EJ787899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: 26
Gifted Potential and Poverty: A Call for Extraordinary Action
Kitano, Margie K.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v26 n4 p292-303 Jun 2003
Dr. Robinson's proposed action plan will serve the needs of highly achieving gifted students. However, defining giftedness as high academic performance based on traditional assessment procedures could reverse the field's fledgling success in supporting culturally diverse gifted children and youth. Changing the focus of equity in gifted education to economic representation will not decrease educators' responsibility to understand the learning needs of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students. Nevertheless, a focus on children of poverty with high potential is a worthy and achievable goal and will require extraordinary commitment.
Descriptors: Poverty, Academically Gifted, Equal Education, Access to Education, Student Diversity, Student Needs, Cultural Pluralism, Social Bias, Racial Bias, Socioeconomic Influences, Parent Participation, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation
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