Diversity in Gifted Education

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This timely book brings together experts from around the world to share expertise and best practice to form an eclectic collection of the best approaches for teaching gifted and talented children from different cultures. Each chapter:

  • presents an overview of international perspectives on the issues of multi-cultural and gifted education
  • examines the critical issues related to cultural definitions of giftedness in programming for diverse gifted students
  • presents regional case studies in order to inform practitioners' best practice
  • examines issues of access for gifted students in relation to culture, poverty, race and gender.

In addition, details of websites and associations which offer support and advice are also provided, making this book an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, teachers and parents of gifted and talented children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415361064
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors     xii
Preface     xxi
Acknowledgements     xxiii
Concept map     xxiv
Introduction: applying multicultural and global education principles to the education of diverse gifted and talented children   Gillian Eriksson     1
Cognition and underachievement     9
The triaxial bond of emotion, language and cognition: TASC - Thinking Actively in a Social Context   Belle Wallace     9
Developing teachers' and learners' autonomy through reflection and meta-consciousness   Shlomo Kaniel     20
Creativity, intelligence, problem-solving and diversity   C. June Maker     28
Understanding learning: creating a shared vocabulary   John West-Burnham     45
Bilingually enriched students     56
Bilingual education issues: Haitian and Haitian-American students in gifted education   Jaime A. Castellano     56
Case study: insights into bilingual gifted - example of curricular intervention 'Flora'   Carole Ruth Harris     67
Personal perspective: coping with war, a new culture and new language   Vanja Grbic     70
Conflict resolution 1: bilingual   Suzanne Rawlins     71
Culturally diverse students     73
Curriculumcompacting: a research-based differentiation strategy for culturally diverse talented students   Joseph S. Renzulli   Sally M. Reis     73
The detection and nurture of the culturally different gifted and talented in Aotearoa/New Zealand   Neil A. Reid     86
Case study: ethnicity - example of curricular intervention 'Quentin'   Carole Ruth Harris     106
Conflict resolution 2: cultural prejudice   Suzanne Rawlins     109
Socio-economic class issues     110
Beyond expectations: a new view of the gifted disadvantaged   Robert J. Sternberg   Carmen G. Arroyo     110
Coolabah dynamic assessment: identifying high academic potential in at-risk populations   Graham W. Chaffey   Stan B. Bailey     125
A fairer deal for the gifted disadvantaged in rural areas in South Africa   Jacobus G. Maree     136
Conflict resolution 3: classism   Suzanne Rawlins     142
Ethnic promise and prejudice     143
An Indian perspective on gifted education: the synergy of India   Krishna Maitra     143
The development of creative talent: the Brazilian scenario   Eunice M. L. Soriano de Alencar   Denise de Souza Fleith     150
Diversity and gifted education: four Brazilian examples    Christina Cupertino   Zenita Guenther   Cristina Delou   Susana Perez     158
Personal perspective: Kimeru gifted (Afrocentrism) - from a village in Kenya   Prudence Mutuma     165
Conflict resolution 4: racism   Suzanne Rawlins     167
Ethical perspectives     168
Developing spiritual intelligence and higher consciousness   Dorothy Sisk     168
Reclaiming soul in gifted education: the academic caste system in Asian schools   Mary Anne Heng   Kai Yung Brian Tam     178
Personal perspective: Muslim gifted religious education in Saudi Arabia   Aisha Arshad     186
Conflict resolution 5: religious intolerance   Gillian Eriksson     188
Gender issues     189
Winning girls, winning women   Sylvia Rimm     189
Young gifted women in Taiwan: barriers or supports?   Ching-Chih Kuo     197
Contemporary issues impacting gifted boys   Gil Caudill     200
Defensive masquerading for inclusion and survival among gifted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students   Trae Stewart     203
Personal perspective: lesbian gifted - what your students may be thinking   Grace Moskola     213
Conflict resolution 6: sexism   Suzanne Rawlins     214
Exceptionality issues     216
Double exceptionality: gifted children with special educational needs in ordinary schools   Diane Montgomery     216
Overcoming barriers to learning in gifted children: a neuro-developmental approach   Shirley J. Kokot     225
Personal perspective: cerebral palsy gifted - unlimited possibilities of the physically challenged   Coury M. Knowles     236
Conflict resolution 7: twice exceptional   Suzanne Rawlins     238
Developmental and age issues     239
The fragility of the faceted child: gifted, culturally conflicted, isolated   Carole Ruth Harris     239
Counseling: grief and the culturally diverse gifted student   Montserrat Casado-Kehoe   Ximena E. Mejia     250
Personal perspective: homeschooling gifted children   Susan Sikes     256
Conflict resolution 8: ageism   Gillian Eriksson     258
Global education issues     259
Gifted world citizens and global nomads: developing intercultural excellence   Gillian Eriksson     259
Diversity: perceptions of pre-service teachers - a cause for concern for gifted minorities   Alexinia Baldwin     272
Personal perspective: gifted global nomad - home is where you hang your hat   Achim Runnebaum     282
Conflict resolution 9: infusing global education and LGBT realities   Trae Stewart     284
International profiles     287
International and comparative issues in educating gifted students   Barbara Clark     287
China: psychological research on gifted and talented 'supernormal' children   Qiong Zhang   Jiannong Shi     293
Egypt: the challenges of gifted and talented education in the Arab Republic of Egypt   Ahmed Hassan Hemdan Mohamed     296
England: issues in education for gifted and talented pupils   Michele Paule     298
Germany: identification and encouragement of talents (Begabungen)   Albert Ziegler     301
Hungary: education for diverse talented students   Maria Herskovits     303
New Zealand: gifted and talented Maori learners   Roger Moltzen   Hikairo Angus MacFarlane     305
Saudi Arabia: key issues regarding the education of gifted students   Omar M. Muammur     308
Serbia: diversity and giftedness   Jasmina Sefer     309
Turkey: education for gifted students   Ugur Sak     312
Conclusion: a glimpse of life poised and open in expectancy   Belle Wallace     314
Strategies for conflict resolution: possible solutions   Suzanne Rawlins   Gillian Eriksson     318
Index     322
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