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ERIC Number: EJ874024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Affirming Culturally Different Gifted Students
Ford, Donna Y.
Gifted Child Today, v33 n1 p50-53 Win 2010
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education publishes its comprehensive report "The Condition of Education." As the author perused this year's edition, she was reminded of an important reality, one that all education professionals must be mindful of: America and its schools are more racially and culturally different than ever before. The term "culturally different" is used instead of "culturally diverse" because every individual and group has a culture. An unfortunate reality is that those students having the least amount school success are often culturally different from the dominant or mainstream group, which necessitates that educators recognize, affirm, and respond to the differences and associated needs. In this article, the author presents a summary of America's ever-changing schools, and offers suggestions for educators in their efforts to increase the educational success and experiences of culturally different students. An important feature of such success is more culturally different students being screened, identified, and placed in gifted education. These suggestions offered are grounded in the need for educators to create culturally responsive classrooms. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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