Special Populations in Gifted Education : Understanding Our Most Able Students from Diverse Backgrounds

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-01
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Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students From Diverse Backgrounds brings together the leading experts in the field, who combine both knowledge of and leadership experience with gifted students from diverse backgrounds. Public schools are as diverse as ever, and as a result, historically underrepresented students need to be included in gifted education programs that serve our most able students. This edited edition helps to raise the awareness level and knowledge base of all educators, particularly teachers of the gifted, who work with a kaleidoscope of special populations in gifted education. Chapters in this volume focus on topics such as gifted education in rural environments, highly gifted learners, twice-exceptional children, gifted females, gifted and talented students on the autism spectrum, English language learners, underachievement, and students from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Special Populations in Gifted Education is a must-have for educators working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Author Biography

Jaime A. Castellano is one of the nation's leading authorities on the identification, recruitment, and retention of low-income, culturally, and linguistically diverse gifted students. Dr. Castellano has particular expertise and success in working with school districts across the nation to increase the number of Hispanic/Latino students, as well as English language learners, in gifted education programs. Andrea Dawn Frazier received her doctorate in educational psychology from Ball State University in 2009. While earning her doctorate, she edited the Journal for the Education of the Gifted, one of the premier journals in the field of gifted education. Before moving to Muncie, In, to complete her degree, she worked for 7 years at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a residential high school for gifted and talented students in math, science, and technology. Her research interests encompass inequality in schooling for girls and students of color.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Gifted Students from Diverse Backgrounds
Issues in Research on Asian American Gifted Studentsp. 3
Gifted Education in Rural Environmentsp. 27
Making Education Relevant for Gifted Native Americans: Teaching to Their Learning Stylep. 47
American Indian Students: Balancing Western and Native Giftednessp. 73
High-Achieving Black Adolescents' Perceptions of How Teachers Impact Their Academic Achievementp. 99
Integral Practice and Radical Programming with Highly Gifted Learnersp. 125
Twice-Exceptional Children: Twice the Challenges, Twice the Joysp. 153
Family and Educational Systems in the Identification and Development of High Ability in Infants Through Grade Threep. 175
"I Used to Be Gifted": Exploring Potential Among Gifted Adolescent Femalesp. 195
Gifted and Talented Students on the Autism Spectrum: Best Practices for Fostering Talent and Accommodating Concernsp. 227
Hispanic Students and Gifted Education: New Outlooks, Perspectives, and Paradigmsp. 249
An Emphasis on English Language Learners
Differentiating the Curriculum for Gifted Second Language Learners: Teaching Them to Thinkp. 273
Our Diversity, Our Treasure: Connecting Worlds/Mundos Unidos Gifted and Talented Dual Language Immersion Programp. 287
Identifying and Enfranchising Gifted English Language Learnersp. 305
Related Issues and Topics
Misdiagnosis of Culturally Diverse Studentsp. 317
Global Perspectives on Gifted Educationp. 333
Using Mathematics as an Equalizer for Gifted Latino/A Adolescent Learnersp. 353
Cultural Competency: Implications for Educational and Instructional Leaders in Gifted Educationp. 383
Academic Underachievement of Gifted Studentsp. 401
Underrepresented Groups in Gifted Education: A Logic Model Program Evaluation Case Studyp. 417
About the Editorsp. 447
About the Authorsp. 449
Indexp. 459
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