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ERIC Number: EJ1221654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
High-Ability African American Children: Navigating the Two-Edged Sword of Giftedness
Goudelock, Jessa D. Luckey
Parenting for High Potential, v8 n2 p2-5, 20-22 Jun 2019
Gifted African American students express characteristics of giftedness in significantly different ways when compared to their White counterparts. However, parents are not often aware how to recognize giftedness in their children, and teachers are unaware of the nuances in identifying and supporting gifted African American students. For parents of gifted African American students, being aware of identification procedures, types of gifted programming, and potential obstacles their children may face is important. Although this can seem daunting at times, parents and caregivers of gifted African American students should feel empowered in their role as advocates and collaborators in their child's educational journey, and find strength in knowing they play an essential role in their child's success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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