1st Edition

Identifying and Serving Diverse Gifted Learners
Meeting the Needs of Special Populations in Gifted Education

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ISBN 9781032208237
March 15, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
312 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Grounded in a combination of evidence, personal narratives, interviews, data, and research, Identifying and Serving Diverse Gifted Learners: Meeting the Needs of Special Populations in Gifted Education is a guiding resource for all stakeholder groups in gifted education to shift the equity needle of gifted programs in America.

Though it is the right of Black, Hispanic/Latinx, twice-exceptional (2e), low-income, and other special populations of students to have access to advanced academic programs in the American educational system, complex and deep-rooted systemic issues often block the way. This seminal text thoughtfully brings the conversation around historically underrepresented students in gifted education to the forefront, drawing on real-world examples to provide an accessible discussion of foundational, interdependent topics, including current research and promising educational practices. Readers will develop a basic theoretical understanding of the issues and be able to advance more responsive programs and experiences for low-income, racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse gifted students, and other diverse gifted populations.

This text serves as a beacon to motivate K-12 educators, researchers, and scholars to carry the torch of advocacy on behalf of those students historically underrepresented in programs for the gifted and talented.

Table of Contents

Part I: Supporting Gifted Students from Historically Underrepresented Populations  1. A Standing Commitment to Special Populations in Gifted Education [Jaime A. Castellano]  Part II: Expanding the View of Special Populations: Connecting and Understanding  2. On the Move: Helping Military-Connected Gifted Students Navigate Non-Promotional School Transitions [Melanie S. Meyer]  3. Educating Gifted Students with Trauma, Toxic Stress, and Adverse Childhood Experiences [Jaime A. Castellano]  4. The Why, Who, What, Where, and How for this Under-identified Underserved Population: Sedillo’s Gifted-GLBT Stages of Identity [Paul James (PJ) Sedillo]  Part III: Special Populations of Gifted Students  5. Serving Our Highly Gifted Learners: A Practitioner’s Guide [Dina Brulles, and Kim Lansdowne]  6. Growing Up Gifted in Rural America: Mitigating Challenges Posed by Geography [Kimberley L. Chandler]  7. Meeting the Needs of American Indian and Alaska Native Youth with Gifts and Talents [Anne Gray]  8. Fostering Cultural Capital and Creativity for Recruitment and Retention: A Holistic Approach to Serving Gifted Black Students in Gifted Education [Kristina Henry Collins, and Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn]  9. Gifted Identification and Services for Asian Americans [Rachel U. Mun, and Glorry Yeung]  10. Identifying and Providing Instructional Services for Twice-Exceptional Students [Megan Foley-Nicpon and Ching-Lan Rosaline Lin]  11. Young, Curious, and Resilient: The Population of Early Learners [Nancy B. Hertzog]  12. Identifying and Serving Gifted English Language Learners (ELLs) [Jaime A. Castellano, and Erik Francis]  13. Gifted Hispanic/Latino Students [Jaime A. Castellano]  Part IV: Reflections for Practice, Policy, and Research  14. Shifting Paradigms for Special Populations of Gifted Learners [Kimberley L. Chandler]

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Jaime A. Castellano is a nationally recognized and award-winning educator, principal, author, scholar, and researcher. In 2017 he was recognized as SENG’s National Educator of the Year. He is a preeminent scholar and researcher in gifted education and in identifying and serving diverse/special populations of gifted students.

Kimberley L. Chandler is Senior Director of Federal and Specialized Programs for the Essex County Schools in Tappahannock, Virginia, where she supervises services for gifted students. Her professional background includes teaching gifted students in a variety of settings, serving as an administrator of a school district gifted program, and providing professional development training for teachers and administrators nationally and internationally.