Culturally Responsive Teaching in Gifted Education is a professional learning tool for practitioners who are working to create more culturally responsive school and classroom environments. This book:
- Focuses on gifted and talented students from special populations, including those who are culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse.
- Is presented as a collection of essays written by educational advocates.
- Aims to increase the cultural competence of teachers and school leaders.
- Is organized in three sections: Culturally Responsive Practices; Race, Ethnicity, and Culture; and Gender, Sex, and Sense of Self.
- Provides readers with personal insights into the implicit biases that exist within the educational system and gifted programs.
Each chapter illustrates the lived experiences of students from special populations and includes reflection questions for continued conversations and planning. Finally, an Educator Inventory is provided that tasks educators with reflecting on their own personal implicit biases and classroom practices related to the diverse populations of gifted and talented students in our schools.
Table of Contents
"Acknowledgements From the Editors Introduction: Acknowledging the Past, Committing to the Future Section I: Culturally Responsive Practices Introduction to Culturally Responsive Practices 1
C. Matthew Fugate, Ph.D., received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University. Prior to this, he worked as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School District where he also served as a Gifted Coordinator and Magnet Coordinator.
Wendy Behrens, M.A. Ed., serves as the Gifted and Talented Education Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education, providing leadership and consultation services for educators, administrators, and parents. She provides technical assistance to and collaborates with institutions of higher education, professional organizations, educator networks, and others interested in promoting rigorous educational opportunities.
Cecelia Boswell, Ed.D., is an educator who has 40 years of experience in Texas education. She has worked with children from kindergarten through grade 12 as a teacher of migrant and gifted children and as a coach for UIL literary events. She has coordinated migrant services, ESL, bilingual, and gifted education.
Joy Lawson Davis, Ed.D. is a career educator with over 40 years of experience as a practitioner, scholar, author and consultant.