The underrepresentation of minorities in gifted education is a persistent problem in the american educational system concerns over recruiting and retaining minority students in gifted education programs have persisted for several decades, and, although many educators, policymakers, and researchers have deliberated about the underrepresentation. The teachers also viewed giftedness and gifted programs as performance based, and this may act to preclude some cultural minorities from being identified furthermore, it was found that the teachers often viewed the underrepresentation of indigenous students in gifted education as stemming from issues relating to the students and their culture. 4 the journal of special education vol 1/1998/pp 32/no 4-14 the underrepresentation of minority students in gifted education: problems and promises in recruitment and retention. Identifying gifted children from diverse populations while many districts and states have made improvements in identifying and serving a broader range of advanced students, there remains much to be done to ensure that all high-ability students receive appropriate gifted education services to meet their needs. Identification of gifted and creative children prepared by nabin manger - ‘the gifted and talented represent a wide range of students with many different abilities for example, some students may have exceptional abilities in science or technology, some in art or poetry, and others in social leadership.
Addressing underrepresentation of gifted minority children using the naglieri nonverbal ability test (nnat) gifted child quarterly, 47, 161–169 national governors association. The ultimate solution to underrepresentation of minority students in gifted education programs is an education system that puts all students on equal footing, no matter their race, culture or. The ultimate solution to underrepresentation of minority students in gifted education programs is an education system that puts all students on equal footing, no matter their race, culture or socioeconomic status. The underrepresentation of minority students in the gifted program is a concern voiced in research and shown through data at the state and district level research cites.
Many educators and researchers recognize the issue of underrepresented minority groups in gifted and talented education programs since the landmark supreme court case brown vs board of education in 1954, policies, laws, and standards have been attempting to establish equity in educational programs. A secondary purpose was to determine the effectiveness of the discover assessment in reducing the problem of the underrepresentation of minority students in programs for the gifted the sample consisted of 257 kindergarten, second, fourth, and fifth grade students, predominantly navajo indians and mexican americans. Underrepresented students in gifted education alexander payne november 2011 equitable access for underrepresented students in gifted education equitable access for underrepresented students in gifted education the underrepresentation of african american, latino, and american indian students in gifted. Underrepresentation of minorities in gifted and talented programs: a content analysis of five district program plans abstract many educators and researchers recognize the issue of underrepresented minority groups. Gifted, creative and highly underrepresentation in gifted education - poverty - duration: 5:03 study finds minority students are underrepresented in special education - duration: 5:38.
Of the underrepresentation of gifted african american students, four themes emerged from the study those themes are: (a) misperceptions regarding a student’s race and tification of gifted minority students in the united states symbol-izes a considerable waste of ability and talent within the scientific. Inequality in american public education looms large in gifted education nationwide while approximately 49 percent of public school students are minority students, they make up only about 40 percent of those in programs for gifted students. The underrepresentation of minorities in gifted education introduction l t anguiano stated that gifted and talented education student is defined as “any student who has the potential to perform at a higher intellectual capability than other students of the same age. Students of color are underrepresented in gifted programs relative to white students, but the reasons for this underrepresentation are poorly understood we investigate the predictors of gifted assignment using nationally representative, longitudinal data on elementary students. The under-identification of african american, hispanic american, and native american students as gifted and their subsequent underrepresentation in gifted education classes and programs (and advanced placement classes) is a pervasive problem in us education.
Addressing under-representation of student populations in gifted programs best practices for student selection, service delivery models, and support structures. Kendrick has a very strong passion for addressing the needs of gifted students from culturally and linguistically diverse populations and has been instrumental in significantly increasing the numbers of culturally diverse students participating in the gifted program at her schools. Underrepresented populations in gifted education minorities and lower socioeconomic groups current status – did you know • black, hispanic, and native american students are underrepresented in gifted education programs across the nation, with underrepresentation ranging from 50-70% (ford, 2003. According to tracy cross, a professor and the executive director of the center for gifted education at the college of william & mary in williamsburg, va, underrepresentation of low-income and.
What i’m referring to is underrepresentation of students in us public schools’ gifted education programs minority students (black, hispanic) are grossly underrepresented in these programs asian students are overrepresented, but that’s a topic for another discussion. Ford, dy (1998) the underrepresentation of minority students in gifted education: problems and promises in recruitment and retention the journal of special education , 32(1) , 4-14 frasier, mm, garcia, jh, passow, al(1995) a review of assessment issues in gifted education and their implications for identifying gifted minority students. The underrepresentation of students from minority and low-income backgrounds in gifted education programs continues to be one of the most critical, yet seldom talked about, issues confronting education. Underrepresentation of minorities and economically disadvantaged students in gifted education programs november 18, 2015 november 14, 2015 ~ teresa cole this report was written for my educational leadership course at the university of richmond.