Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education

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Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Minority Representation in Special Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309074398

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Special education and gifted and talented programs were designed for children whose educational needs are not well met in regular classrooms. From their inceptions, these programs have had disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic minority students. What causes this disproportion? Is it a problem? Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education considers possible contributors to that disparity, including early biological and environmental influences and inequities in opportunities for preschool and K-12 education, as well as the possibilities of bias in the referral and assessment system that leads to placement in special programs. It examines the data on early childhood experience, on differences in educational opportunity, and on referral and placement. The book also considers whether disproportionate representation should be considered a problem. Do special education programs provide valuable educational services, or do they set students off on a path of lower educational expectations? Would students not now placed in gifted and talented programs benefit from raised expectations, more rigorous classes, and the gifted label, or would they suffer failure in classes for which they are unprepared? By examining this important problem in U.S. education and making recommendations for early intervention and general education, as well as for changes in referral and assessment processes, Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education will be an indispensable resource to educators throughout the nation, as well as to policy makers at all levels, from schools and school districts to the state and federal governments.

Why are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?

Understanding Race & Disability in Schools

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Author: Beth Harry,Janette K. Klingner

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807746240

Category: Education

Page: 207

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This powerful book examines the disproportionate placement of Black and Hispanic students in special education. The authors present compelling stories representing the range of experiences that culturally and linguistically diverse students are apt to face in school. They examine the children's experiences, their families, interactions with school personnel, the teachers, and schools' estimation of the children and their families, and the school climate that influences decisions about referrals. Based on the authors' work in a large, culturally diverse school district, the book concludes with recommendations for improving educational practice, teacher training, and policy renewal.

Teaching English Language Learners K-12

A Quick-Start Guide for the New Teacher

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Author: Jerry Jesness

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483360393

Category: Education

Page: 176

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The author examines the immense demands faced by ELL educators and offers specific strategies to address these special challenges.

Educating Exceptional Children

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Author: Samuel Kirk,James J Gallagher,Mary Ruth Coleman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285451341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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Authored by luminaries in the special education field, EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN introduces readers to each of the thirteen disability categories, and to the needs of children who are gifted and talented. The fourteenth edition continues to focus on the strengths of previous editions, while also providing new material about such important hot topics as genetics, neurology, inclusion, assistive technology, and information processing. The book provides key, research-based teaching methods and strategies for children with various exceptionalities, and also offers analysis of ecological factors that influence the exceptional child in and out of the classroom. This edition also features a new chapter on children with ADD/ADHD, new diagnosis information from the DSM-5, coverage of CEC and Common Core State Standards, the most current teaching techniques for each category, and current coverage of the Response to Intervention Model. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations - E-Book

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Author: Dolores E. Battle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087124

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Written by some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field, Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations, 4th Edition offers an in-depth look at the major cultural groups in the U.S. and the issues concerning their communication development, common disorders, and treatment options. This fourth edition features a wealth of updates and new features — including the latest research and added coverage of communication issues in countries such as Australia, China, Canada, and Brazil — to give speech-language pathology students and speech-language pathologists a balanced and global perspective on the most topical multicultural communication issues of today. Comprehensive coverage focuses on a wide variety of cultural and age populations. Cutting-edge research and data offer up-to-date discussions based on the latest studies in multiculturalism as it relates to the SLP and AuD professions. Diverse panel of expert authors include some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field. Additional resources provide a focused listing of print and electronic sources at the end of each chapter to support more in-depth study of a particular subject. Chapter on international perspectives tackles issues in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, and Brazil to give you a more global understanding of communication disorders. The latest statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census report offers the most current data available. Increased content on older adults covers the multicultural issues, voice disorders, and neurogenic disorders particular to this important demographic. Case studies give you practice solving realistic clinical problems. Chapter overview and conclusion outline the key information in each chapter and serve as a checklist for content mastery.

How Students Learn

History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom

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Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on How People Learn, A Targeted Report for Teachers

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309133033

Category: Education

Page: 632

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How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the bestselling How People Learn. Now, these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in teaching history, science, and math topics at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. The book explores the importance of balancing students’ knowledge of historical fact against their understanding of concepts, such as change and cause, and their skills in assessing historical accounts. It discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. And it shows how to overcome the difficulties in teaching math to generate real insight and reasoning in math students. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities. How Students Learn offers a highly useful blend of principle and practice. It will be important not only to teachers, administrators, curriculum designers, and teacher educators, but also to parents and the larger community concerned about children’s education.

Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

A Practical Guide

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Author: Robert L. Rhodes,Salvador Hector Ochoa,Samuel O. Ortiz

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237434

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists--including several in both English and Spanish--in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Everyday Antiracism

Getting Real About Race in School

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Author: Mica Pollock

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585672

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Which acts by educators are “racist” and which are “antiracist”? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.

Giftedness 101

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Author: Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107982

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 449

In my estimation Giftedness 101 ranks high among authoritative texts devoted to this particular population of children. It not only offers thorough experience and knowledge-based insights to those who are already or are contemplating serving the social emotional needs of these children in the future, but also those who profess to educate future teachers, those who would venture out into classrooms charged with the teaching and many others besides. It should be required reading for politicians - especially those who shape educational policy."--Gifted and Talented International "Linda Silverman is an articulate, insightful, authoritative, and extremely "gifted" international expert in the assessment of giftedness...[She] has created a gem with Giftedness 101. The fields of psychology and education should welcome this vibrant book with open arms." Alan S. Kaufman, PhD Yale Child Study Center School of Medicine "This is a really terrific book! I'm really impressed at how much information has been packed into it, how accessible it is (without talking down to the audience), and how well the author has parsed the many key issues in the world of giftedness. Parents and mental health professionals with find this book incredibly useful. I look forward to sharing it far and wide. I think it is a book that was badly needed and will really fill a niche." Corin Goodwin CEO & Executive Director, Gifted Homeschoolers Forum This is the most thorough history, explanation, and call to action for gifted advocates you will find."--Laughing at Chaos Blog What is giftedness? Is it the potential for success or is it the experience of being an "outsider"? This book addresses the unique psychological needs of gifted children, which are often manifested as "feeling different," and examines special issues such as gifted children with learning disabilities, gender considerations, implications of socio-economic status, and more. Giftedness 101 dispels common myths about giftedness and challenges the view that eminence is the true signifier of giftedness. It offers specific guidelines to psychologists, parents, and teachers; describes comprehensive assessment of the gifted; provides support for the twice exceptional; and focuses on the complex inner world of the gifted. The book defines giftedness as a psychological reality with powerful ramifications throughout the lifespan. Giftedness 101 will be a valuable, eye-opening resource for psychologists, educators, and other professionals who work with the gifted, as well as gifted individuals and their families. Key Features: Provides a concise, accessible overview of one of the most important and challenging topics in psychology and education Examines the concept of giftedness across the lifespan Covers both the intellectual assessment and development of gifted individuals as well as the psychological well-being issues of this population Written by a prominent expert in the field of the psychology of giftedness

Reducing Disproportionate Representation of Culturally Diverse Students in Special and Gifted Education

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Author: Alfredo J. Artiles,Grace Zamora-Durán

Publisher: Council Exceptional Children

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 98

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This book discusses the disproportionate representation of students from minority backgrounds in special education and gifted classes, and presents strategies that practitioners can use to better address the educational needs of all students. Chapter 1, "Disproportionate Representation: A Contentious and Unresolved Predicament" (Alfredo J. Artiles and Grace Zamora-Duran), provides an outline of the problem of student placement, disproportionate representation, and misclassification. Chapter 2, "Changing the Context of Assessment: The Move to Portfolios and Authentic Assessment" (Robert Rueda), criticizes traditional standardized assessment approaches that disregard students' prior knowledge and cultural differences and proposes the use of performance assessment approaches. In chapter 3, "When Behavior Differences Are Not Disorders" (Sharon R. Ishii-Jordan), the cultural influences on student behavior are discussed as well as the need for educators to be aware of the role of cultural meaning underlying human behavior. Chapter 4, "From Tests To Talking in the Classroom: Assessing Communicative Competence" (Grace Zamora-Duran and Elba I. Reyes), presents guidelines for educators to use to assess students' language proficiency in order to decide whether a more comprehensive assessment or a prereferral intervention is needed; (5) "Disproportionate Representation in Gifted Programs: Best Practices for Meeting This Challenge" (James M. Patton), discusses the under representation of children from minority backgrounds in gifted education and presents alternative assessment procedures. The final chapter, "Disproportionate Representation: Current Issues and Future Directions" (Grace Zamora-Duran and Alfredo J. Artiles), provides a summary of recommended practices to address the problem of disproportionate representation. (Each chapter includes references.) (CR)

Handbook of Special Education

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Author: James M. Kauffman,Daniel P. Hallahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136869611

Category: Education

Page: 824

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Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States—by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this 13-part, 57-chapter handbook is to help profile and bring greater clarity to this sprawling and growing field. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. Key features include: Comprehensive Coverage—Fifty-seven chapters cover all aspects of special education in the United States including cultural and international comparisons. Issues & Trends—In addition to synthesizing empirical findings and providing a critical analysis of the status and direction of current research, chapter authors discuss issues related to practice and reflect on trends in thinking. Categorical Chapters—In order to provide a comprehensive and comparative treatment of the twelve categorical chapters in section IV, chapter authors were asked to follow a consistent outline: Definition, Causal Factors, Identification, Behavioral Characteristics, Assessment, Educational Programming, and Trends and Issues. Expertise—Edited by two of the most accomplished scholars in special education, chapter authors include a carefully chosen mixture of established and rising young stars in the field. This book is an appropriate reference volume for anyone (researchers, scholars, graduate students, practitioners, policy makers, and parents) interested in the state of special education today: its research base, current issues and practices, and future trends. It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate level courses in special education.

Preparing Our Teachers

Opportunities for Better Reading Instruction

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Author: Peggy McNamara,M. Susan Burns,Peg Griffin,Catherine Snow,Dorothy Strickland

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 9780309182850

Category: Science

Page: 193

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Today’s teachers face huge challenges, especially for teaching reading in the primary grades. They must understand as much as possible about how children develop and learn, what they know, and what they can do. They must be able to apply a variety of teaching techniques to meet the individual needs of students. Equally important, teachers must identify students’ strengths and weaknesses and plan instructional programs that help students make progress. But a recent study reveals that fewer than half of American teachers report feeling “very well prepared†to meet such challenges. Preparing Our Teachers seeks to improve that statistic by extracting practical information from the groundbreaking report issued by the National Research Council in 1998. This new book carefully outlines what classroom teachers need to know and what they need to be able to do to give children in preschool through grade 4 the essential opportunities to become good readers. It discusses what teacher education programs need to do to make their students good teachers of good readers and looks at what schools and school districts need to do to keep their teachers up to date for teaching reading. Students at risk for educational failure represent the fastest growing segment of our school population. Preparing Our Teachers demonstrates to educators, parents, and policy makers alike that the first and most enduring way to meet children’s literacy needs is to support their teachers and teachers-to-be.

Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms

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Author: Diane Pedrotty Bryant,Deborah Deutsch Smith,Brian R. Bryant

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205430925

Category: Education

Page: 630

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Prepare and inspire teachers to ADAPT to the needs of all their students! Using the research-validated A-D-A-P-T model as an instructional guide, problem-solving approach and mnemonic, this new book clearly promotes the thoughtful practices and adaptations which have been proven as the most effective means to teach hard-to-reach students. It inspires classroom teachers to want to meet the challenges of students with disabilities and other learning challenges in their classroom and then gives them the tools to do it confidently. FEATURES: PREPARE ADAPT in Action is an illustrative section integrated directly within the book discussion, applying the ADAPT framework to the student and teacher introduced in the Opening Challenge case studies. In these features, the teacher “thinks out loud” using the ADAPT framework ADAPT Framework boxes provide a helpful summary chart that applies the ADAPT model to practical, frequently encountered teaching and learning topics INSPIRE Making a Difference features are first-person essays written by classroom teachers, special educators, and parents that offer their realistic insights and experiences about the impact of inclusive settings on the success of students with disabilities and other special learning needs and their families ADDITIONAL FEATURES Opening Challenge begins each chapter with a case study illustrating a teaching challenge, which is revisited throughout the chapter, providing a consistent situation in which to apply the ADAPT model What Works features present key research-to-practice findings or interesting, classroom-based statistics that are relevant to topics within each chapter Working Together features provide practical advice for how an idea or concept can be taught using a collaborative approach involving other school professionals and/or family members Instructional Activities, included in each of the “content area” chapters (10-13), present sample lessons for teaching skills in each area. Each activity indicates the instructional objective, instructional content, instructional materials, a means to deliver the instruction, and methods tomonitor progress Considering Diversity features highlight a specific idea from a cultural or linguistic perspective to help readers see examples of how to consider factors of diversity as they relate to academic instruction and management Tech Notes provide readers with information about assistive and instructional technologies that can be employed with students that have learning and behavior problems. Examples from classrooms are used to show practical applications CEC and INTASC Standards are correlated to each chapter in end-of-chapter charts to facilitate student understanding of the standards and principals that must be mastered by all beginning inclusive educators "The ADAPT feature offers a consistent strategy, it's very good. It seems quite different from many of the other intro books. It has more information, more research info and more practical information combined." Kathy McMahon Klosterman, Miami University

A Review of Assessment Issues in Gifted Education and Their Implications for Identifying Gifted Minority Students

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Author: Mary M. Frasier,Jaime H. Garcia,A. Harry Passow

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788143271

Category: Education

Page: 32

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Examines research and literature that deal with assessment, with the focus on issues related to the identification of potentially gifted students from racial and ethnic minority groups, economically disadvantaged students, and those with limited English proficiency. The major reasons for under representation are discussed and proposals are made for designing strategies to reduce or eliminate test bias, improve the referral process strategies, and stress cultural strengths rather than deficits.

Special Populations in Gifted Education

Working with Diverse Gifted Learners

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Author: Jaime A. Castellano

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9654

This unique book acknowledges and illuminates the reality that gifted students are from all backgrounds and that their talents transcend cultural, ethnic, and linguistic ties, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, poverty, and geography. Special Populations in Gifted Education: Working with Diverse Gifted Learners reflects today's student demographics and serves as a valuable resource tool to teachers and administrators who choose to promote access, equity, and excellence to the special students they serve. This book is further intended to provide a desperately needed update reflecting the modern view of who the "special populations" are in gifted education. Today's gifted students include a complex cross-section of students Topics include any combination of the following areas of interest: characteristics, curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation, nurturing, and meeting their social, emotional, academic, and cognitive needs. School administrators, teachers, special education providers.

Special Education in Contemporary Society

An Introduction to Exceptionality

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Author: Richard M. Gargiulo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412988934

Category: Education

Page: 694

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Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality is designed for use by preservice and inservice teachers who will teach students with special needs in the general classroom. The text provides a rare glimpse into the lives of persons with exceptionalities, including their families and teachers. Focusing on human exceptionalities across the life span, the text employs a traditional organization beginning with four foundations chapters that introduce teachers to special education, followed by 10 "categorical" chapters each on a different "disability." Each categorical chapter features sections on transition, cultural diversity, technology, instructional strategies, and family considerations.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students

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Author: Joan Franklin Smutny,Kathryn P. Haydon,Olivia Bolaños,Gina Estrada Danley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412996368

Category: Education

Page: 194

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This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child's talents and ultimately boost achievement for gifted Hispanic students.

Advances in Special Education

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Author: Festus E. Obiakor,John O. Schwenn,Anthony F. Rotatori

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education

A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults

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Author: Cecil R. Reynolds,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780471652519

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1062

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Special Education, Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for those working in the fields of special education research and practice. Featuring reviews of assessment instruments and teaching approaches, legal issues, overviews of specific learning disabilities, dozens of biographies, and more, this complete desk reference is an indispensable guide for professionals, academics, and students alike. Named an American Library Association Top 25 Reference of the Year in its First Edition, The Concise Encyclopedia serves as an important reference for the education of handicapped and other exceptional children. Written and edited by highly regarded and respected experts in the fields of special education and psychology, this authoritative resource guide provides a reference base for educators as well as professionals in the areas of psychology, neuropsychology, medicine, health care, social work and law. Additionally, this acclaimed reference work is essential for administrators, psychologists, diagnosticians, and school counselors, as well as parents of the handicapped themselves. What's new in this edition Comprehensive coverage of new legislation such as Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Cultural competence in Special Education, including new material on culturally/linguistically diverse students Many new entries including notable biographies, new service delivery systems, special education laws, new assessment instruments, cross-cultural issues, neuropsychology, and use of the Internet in research and service delivery. Some of the topics covered Academic assessment Achievement tests Addictions Bilingual education Child and adolescent behavior management Counseling with individuals and families with disabilities Early childhood education Gifted education Intelligence tests Mathematics disabilities Psychoeducational methods Rehabilitation Socioeconomic status Special education parent and student rights Traumatic brain injury

Multicultural Gifted Education

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Author: Donna Ford

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1593638809

Category: Education

Page: 360

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Each year, the United States witnesses significant changes in the demographics of its citizens. Accordingly, schools -- and the students we teach -- are also changing. With such changes come the need, responsibility, and obligation for educators to provide students with an education that is both rigorous and culturally responsive. This book bridges the gap that exists between educating advanced learners and educating culturally different learners. Multicultural Gifted Education addresses various topics, including racially and culturally diverse students and families, historical and legal perspectives on educating gifted and minority students, culturally responsive curriculum and assessment, and counseling students from a multicultural perspective.