Written by experienced leaders in gifted education, this book is a foundational guide for supervisors, administrators, and districts seeking to create culturally responsive and equity-focused gifted policies and programs.
Engaging chapters supported by real-world vignettes and interactive contemplation corners outline key elements of culturally responsive leadership and the administrative actions necessary for disrupting systems of oppression within gifted programs. Topics covered include culturally responsive gifted education, multitiered systems of support, authentic family engagement, the use of data to inform systemic change, and more.
Featuring authentic applications of culturally responsive gifted leadership practices and an innovative tool to evaluate gifted program inclusivity, this book is essential reading for all current and future leaders in gifted education.
List of Figures Foreword 1. Overview and Introduction: Urgency and Need 2. Creating Culturally Inclusive Learning Environments 3. Culturally Responsive Leadership 4. Creating Sustainable Culturally Responsive Gifted Education Systems 5. Data Driven Approach 6. Systems of Support 7. Commitment to Families 8. Engaging in Equity Challenges and Charting a Course for the Future Appendix A: Checklist for Culturally Responsive Gifted Best Practices: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners Appendix B: Gifted-Program Inclusivity Evaluation (G-PIE)