ERIC Number: EJ898573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 42
Gifted Programming for Poor or Minority Urban Students: Issues and Lessons Learned
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Thomson, Dana L.
Gifted Child Today, v33 n4 p58-64 Fall 2010
Gaps in the achievement between poor and more advantaged children and minority and nonminority students of all ages continue to be the most central problem in the field of education. Achievement differences by racial/ethnic group and socioeconomic status (SES) level are especially pronounced and pervasive within the major urban school districts in the United States, although such disparities are not limited to these settings and are found in large suburban districts located close to major cities as well. In addition, poor children, minority children, and poor minority children are underrepresented in gifted programs. This article presents an overview of many of the issues that confront poor or minority gifted urban students. It offers suggestions for those who develop interventions for gifted urban students based on the authors' experiences with a number of projects that serve these students.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academically Gifted, Economically Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Children, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences, Disproportionate Representation, Achievement Gap, Psychological Patterns, Social Problems, Family Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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