Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners From Poverty

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Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners From Poverty provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the education and inclusion of promising students from poverty in gifted and talented programs.
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Joyce VanTassel-Baska is Professor Emerita at The College of William and Mary, where she founded the Center for Gifted Education. Formerly she initiated and directed the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. Joyce has also served as state director of gifted programs in Illinois, a regional director, a local coordinator of gifted programs, and a teacher of gifted high school students. Her major research interests are in the talent development process and effective curricular interventions with the gifted.

She is the author of 22 books and has written more than 500 other publications on gifted education. She was the editor of Gifted and Talented International for several years and received the Distinguished Scholar Award in 1997 from the National Association for Gifted Children and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia in 1993. She received the Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award from the University of Toledo in 2003, the President's Award from the World Council on Gifted and Talented in 2005, and the Collaboration and Diversity Service Award from CEC-TAG in 2007.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables vii

List of Figures viii

1 Introduction: An Overview of Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners From Poverty Joyce Van Tassel-Baska 1

2 The Role of Culture in Shaping Expectations for Gifted Students Margie K. Kitano 11

3 Psychosocial Stressors in the Development of Gifted Learners With Atypical Profiles Frank C. Worrell 33

4 The Education of Promising Students in Rural Areas: What Do We Know and What Can We Do? Tamra Stambaugh 59

5 Working With Academically Gifted Students in Urban Settings: Issues and Lessons Learned Paula Olszewski-Kubilius 85

6 The Patterns and Profiles of Gifted African American Children: Lessons Learned Bronwyn MacFarlane Annie Xuemei Feng 107

7 The Patterns and Profiles of Gifted Low-Income Caucasian Children Julie Dingle Swanson 129

8 The Patterns and Profiles of High Nonverbal, Low Verbal Gifted Learners Julie Dingle Swanson 157

9 Curriculum Development for Low-Income and Minority Gifted Learners Joyce Van Tassel-Baska 193

10 Teacher Development to Work Effectively With Diverse Gifted Learners Julie Dingle Swanson 219

11 Policy and Underrepresented Gifted Students: One State's Experience E. Wayne Lord 245

12 Leveraging Resource Capital to Chart a New Course for Promising Students From Poverty Joyce Van Tassel-Baska 265

About the Editor 277

About the Authors 279

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