Young Scholars Model
A Comprehensive Approach for Developing Talent and Pursuing Equity in Gifted Education
Historically, students from ethnically, linguistically, and economically diverse backgrounds have been overlooked and underidentified for gifted services. The Young Scholars Model is a comprehensive approach to addressing the issue of underrepresentation through engagement of a schoolwide effort and commitment. This book:
- Shares how the model leads to increased representation in identification and student success in advanced academic programs.
- Describes the four major components of the model and how they integrate in practice.
- Supports efforts to find and nurture potential in students who have historically been overlooked for gifted services.
- Includes steps for implementation and practical guidelines that schools and districts will be able to follow with fidelity and success.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction CHAPTER 1 Background and Overview of the Young Scholars Model CHAPTER 2 School and District Leadership CHAPTER 3 Seeking and Identifying Potential in Young Scholars CHAPTER 4High-Quality Curriculum CHAPTER 5 Professional Learning CHAPTER 6 Partnering With Families CHAPTER 7 Enrichment Opportunities CHAPTER 8 Expanding the Young Scholars Model to Other Schools and Districts References Appendix: Sample Applications of Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies About the Authors
Carol V. Horn, Ed.D., has worked extensively to develop and implement the Young Scholars model, a comprehensive approach to finding and developing talent and gifted potential in young learners from underrepresented populations.
Catherine Little is an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She teaches courses in gifted and talented education and in the undergraduate honors program in education, and she was recognized as a University Teaching Fellow in 2012.