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Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed.; Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Rotatori, Anthony F., Ed. – Advances in Special Education, 2014
This volume addresses the most current perspectives and issues related to giftedness and is written by leaders in the field. An excellent resource for special educators, administrators, mental health clinicians, school counselors, and psychologists, this volume addresses the different educational issues that impact this population. The area of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Legal Responsibility, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
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Scott, Michelle Trotman – Advances in Special Education, 2014
African-American and Hispanic students are underrepresented in gifted education. In many cases, African-American and Hispanic students are underachieving in the classroom setting and lack interest in what is being taught. This chapter will discuss the underrepresentation of African-American and Hispanic students in gifted programs, curricula and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Academically Gifted
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Brown, Elissa F.; Stambaugh, Tamra L. – Advances in Special Education, 2014
Placing gifted and talented students together organizationally is not a substitute for appropriate services. The placement or program model fundamentally serves as a vehicle to group or organize students together but programming, in practice, sometimes referred to as a service delivery model, is not the same thing as service. Placement is a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Placement, Student Needs, Models
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Henfield, Malik S.; Byrd, Janice A. – Advances in Special Education, 2014
The need to increase the number of ethnic minority students, including Black students, graduating from colleges with postsecondary degrees in STEM areas is quite popular in public discourse. Unfortunately, Black students' oftentimes experience unique postsecondary issues that make reaching such a goal quite difficult. It makes sense that college…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, STEM Education, Majors (Students)
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Obi, Sunday O.; Obiakor, Festus E.; Obi, Stephanie L.; Banks, Tachelle; Warner, Sean; Spencer, Natalie – Advances in Special Education, 2014
The historian, Arthur M. Schlesinger (1999), once wrote that "a basic theme of American history has been the movement, uneven but steady, from exclusion to inclusion" -- a movement "fueled by ideals" (p. 173). He might well have been talking about the United States' public education system where it has become evident that…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Diversity, Success, Student Needs
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Bingham, Frederick J.; Bakken, Jeffrey P. – Advances in Special Education, 2014
Providing specialized services to a specific population requires assessment and identification procedures to avoid providing services to those who are ineligible to receive them as well as ensuring that eligible individuals are provided the services intended for them. Education of the gifted is such a specialized service, and so, assessment…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Student Characteristics, Needs Assessment
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Ford, Donna Y. – Advances in Special Education, 2014
This chapter examines underrepresentation among African American and Hispanic students in gifted education using the perfect storm analogy, arguing that social inequality, elitism, and colorblindness are three forces that contribute to the poor presence of these groups in gifted education. Underrepresentation trends are presented, along with…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Academically Gifted, Disproportionate Representation
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Robinson, Ann; Dailey, Debbie – Advances in Special Education, 2014
The various levels of research support undergirding effective practices are outlined. Evidence supporting specific programming, service delivery models, and curricular interventions, and a subset of research-based classroom strategies for talented learners is reviewed. Trends and innovations for effective practices in the future are suggested.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Educational Practices, Delivery Systems
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Davis, Joy Lawson – Advances in Special Education, 2014
Family involvement in the education of children and youth is recognized throughout research and practice as critical to the success of children in schools. This involvement has been described as impactful across population and ability groups. This chapter examines contemporary literature and practice as it relates to the engagement of parents of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Family Involvement, Parent Participation, Educational Innovation
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Castellano, Jaime A.; Matthews, Michael S. – Advances in Special Education, 2014
Gifted education suffers from the lack of a legal definition of giftedness and federal mandate for the provision of services in schools, and also from a lack of any federal funding to provide services. These lead to a situation characterized by extreme inconsistency in provision of educational services across locations, sometimes even within the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Legal Responsibility, Student Rights, Equal Education
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Borders, Christina; Woodley, Stephanie; Moore, Elizabeth – Advances in Special Education, 2014
Inclusion is meant to address the needs of all students in the classroom including those who are identified as gifted and talented. Unfortunately, this population is often excluded from funding and differentiated support. This chapter addresses the disparities of definitions and legislation for gifted students. Common characteristics including…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Academically Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Special Education
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Rotatori, Anthony F., Ed.; Bakken, Jeffrey P., Ed.; Burkhardt, Sandra, Ed.; Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Sharma, Umesh, Ed. – Advances in Special Education, 2014
"Special Education International Perspectives" is divided into two volumes: Volume 27, "Biopsychosocial, Cultural, and Disability Aspects" and Volume 28, "Practices across the Globe." There is limited literature examining the origins, practices, and challenges in special education from an international perspective; as…
Descriptors: Special Education, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Teacher Role
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Bakken, Jeffrey P.; Gaddy, Stephanie – Advances in Special Education, 2014
Learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) include one of the largest special education populations in the United States. These disabilities can range in severity from mild to severe and although these concepts were formulated in the United States, they are also being diagnosed across the globe in other…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Etiology, Federal Legislation
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Bouck, Emily C.; Flanagan, Sara – Advances in Special Education, 2014
The chapter Technological Advances in Special Education provides information on advances of technology and how such technological advances have influenced students with disabilities and special education across the globe. The chapter presents technological advances that benefited students with disabilities in developed countries as well as…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Disabilities
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Burkhardt, Sandra – Advances in Special Education, 2014
Globally, diversity awareness is a vital aspect of schools. International perspectives on special education invite consideration of views of diversity and disability. Increased diversity in schools and communities has become commonplace and a 21st century norm. This chapter begins with an overview of diversity and multiculturalism. Disability as a…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
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