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ERIC Number: EJ956542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
The "Invisible" Gifted and Talented Bilingual Students: A Current Report on Enrollment in GT Programs
Esquierdo, J. Joy; Arreguin-Anderson, Maria
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v35 n1 p35-47 Mar 2012
The issue of underrepresentation in gifted and talented (GT) programs has developed into a critical educational concern. At the core are ambiguous identification assessment practices, especially for bilingual students. To illustrate, this article reports data from the last decade that supports the underrepresentation of gifted Hispanic bilingual students in school GT programs. To rectify this situation, schools will need more than simple adjustments to current school policies and procedures. The restructuring of the GT program calls for a strong focus on educating and informing teachers, parents, and the community about the characteristics and identification process of gifted bilingual students. (Contains 3 tables, 4 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas