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ERIC Number: EJ817543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0014-4029
Inside and outside Gifted Education Programming: Hidden Challenges for African American Students
Henfield, Malik S.; Moore, James L., III; Wood, Chris
Exceptional Children, v74 n4 p433-450 Sum 2008
This qualitative study used Critical Race Theory as a theoretical framework to examine the meaning, context, and process by which 12 African American students in gifted education programs formulated perceptions of their experiences in those programs. The following themes emerged from the semistructured, biographical questionnaires and individual interviews: (a) critical issues facing gifted African American students; (b) ways that the students navigate the perils of gifted education; and (c) the benefits of gifted education. These themes highlight the salience of race inside and outside gifted education programs. The research findings also provide practical applications for teachers, principals, school counselors, and parents. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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