This essential resource is designed to help your classroom, school, or district better identify and serve gifted English language learners in the Latinx community. Drawing on detailed case studies and vignettes from actual programs, chapters highlight the unique needs of gifted Latinx English language learners, and look at how you can best identify and support their development. Covering topics from teacher bias and systemic racism to best practices for engaging families and communities, this book lays out practical strategies and an accessible framework for implementing culturally responsive assessments, identification, and programming strategies.
1. Overview and Introduction 2. Characteristics of Gifted Latinx ELLs 3. Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices 4. Culturally Responsive Gifted Classrooms: Providing Access and Opportunity 5. Cultivating Culturally Responsive Gifted Professionals 6. The Critical Role of the Family and Community 7. Case Scenarios 8. Recommendations for Policy and Practices
"Supporting Gifted ELLS in the Latinx Community is one of those books that will leave a long-lasting imprint in the field of gifted education… The authors’ approach is practical, relevant, and introduces new frameworks that are proactive and encompass the critical components required in advocating for this special population of gifted learners… If you are involved in gifted education in any way, then this book belongs close to your side, on your desk, or in your hands as you champion efforts in identifying and serving gifted ELLs." – Jaime A. Castellano, Florida Atlantic University, USA