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ERIC Number: EJ902212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Examining the Underrepresentation of Underserved Students in Gifted Programs from a Transformational Leadership Vantage Point
Michael-Chadwell, Sharon
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v34 n1 p99-130 Jan 2011
Within the United States, the underrepresentation of historically underserved student groups continues to be a phenomenon in gifted and talented (GT) programs. In a phenomenological study exploring teachers' and African American parents' perceptions of the underrepresentation of gifted African American students, four themes emerged from the study. Those themes are: (a) misperceptions regarding a student's race and ability; (b) the lack of parent awareness programs about issues related to gifted and talented education; (c) the need for professional development training related to the needs of minority gifted students; and (d) issues related to testing and assessment instrumentation. A paradigm shift in leadership and GT program practices must occur to reduce identification and placement gaps. The Chadwell Transformative Model for Gifted Program reform is a means to improve the identification and placement of historically underserved students into gifted and talented programs. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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