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ERIC Number: EJ975966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Overcoming the Identification Gap: Gifted Education for Poor, Minority, and Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Students
Castellano, Jaime
Understanding Our Gifted, v16 n4 p11-14 Sum 2004
Gifted educators are being asked to do more and more with fewer and fewer resources. Among other responsibilities, there is a continued focus on equity and access to gifted programs for poor, minority, and culturally and/or linguistically diverse students. These are groups of students, among others, who have been historically excluded from gifted education. As the number of minority students increases in schools, many educators realize that the gifted youth in this group need to be identified and well educated if the United States is to continue its position of educational excellence. One of the greatest challenges faced by G/T programs is posed by gifted children who are not only culturally diverse, but also limited in their English proficiency (LEP). The reasons for underrepresentation of certain student groups in gifted education are well documented. Among them is the lack of understanding that gifted students can be found in every racial, ethnic, economic, and linguistic group. In this article, the author explains why an identification gap exists and suggests that educators can overcome this gap by creating an infrastructure that supports the identification and education of underrepresented groups. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States