2nd Edition

Multicultural Gifted Education

By Donna Y. Ford Copyright 2011
    356 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Each year, the United States witnesses significant changes in the demographics of its citizens. Accordingly, schools—and the students we teach—are also changing. With such changes come the need, responsibility, and obligation for educators to provide students with an education that is both rigorous and culturally responsive. This book bridges the gap that exists between educating advanced learners and educating culturally different learners. Multicultural Gifted Education, 2nd ed. addresses various topics, including racially and culturally diverse students and families, historical and legal perspectives on educating gifted and minority students, culturally responsive curriculum and assessment, and counseling students from a multicultural perspective.

    Acknowledgements Preface Chapter 1Racially and Culturally Different Students Chapter 2 Historical and Legal Perspectives: Educating Gifted and Racially and Culturally Different Students Chapter 3 Educator Preparation in Gifted and Multicultural Education Chapter 4 Gifted and Multicultural Education: Goals, Objectives, and Models Chapter 5 Assessment: Multicultural Considerations Chapter 6 Multicultural Curriculum Chapter 7 Multicultural Instruction Chapter 8 Counseling Students From a Multicultural Perspective Chapter 9 Racially and Culturally Different Families of Gifted Students Chapter 10 Research and Evaluation From a Multicultural Perspective Chapter 11 Case Studies and Scenarios for Reflection Afterword References Appendix A Sample Multicultural Activities: Preinstruction or Reinforcement Exercises Appendix B Multicultural Education Program Evaluation Guidelines and Checklist About the Author


    Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D., is a professor in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. She holds an appointment in the Department of Special Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning. Ford has been a professor of special education at the Ohio State University, an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Virginia, and a researcher with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. She also taught at the University of Kentucky. Ford earned her doctoral degree in urban education (educational psychology), master's degree (counseling), and bachelor's degree in communications and Spanish from Cleveland State University.

    Dr. Ford conducts research primarily in gifted education and multicultural/urban education. She is highly published and has a extensive line of scholarship. Specifically, her work focuses on closing the achievement gap in five major ways: (a) recruiting and retaining culturally different students in gifted education, (b) developing multicultural curriculum and instruction, (c ), reversing underachievement among gifted Black students, (d) increasing Black family involvement, and (e) developing culturally competent educators. She consults with school districts and educational organizations nationally, and serves in several leadership roles in both gifted and urban education.

    Donna Y. Ford is a professor of Education and human development, and uses her expertise to tackle many issues that come in today's diverse classrooms. Multicultural Gifted Education is a strongly recommended pick for any educational leader, highly recommended.,James A. Cox,Midwest Book Review, 9/15/11
    Considerably then, school and district teacher and leadership teams hold a priceless opportunity here to use this text as a reliable and trusted source of guidance for reexamining, revising and/or developing frameworks, systems and processes for enriching the quality of student learning based on a more profound purpose, deeper commitment to and understanding of what it means to genuinely pursue ?excellence? for all students and what it will take to ensure.,Jared Lancer, Ed.D., 11/28/11