In Search of the Dream: Designing Schools and Classrooms That Work for High Potential Students From Diverse Cultural Backgrounds
by Carol A. Tomlinson, Donna Y. Ford, Sally M. Reis, Christine Briggs, & Cindy A. Strickland
Creating and fostering environments to leverage diversity in the classroom and school.
Table of Contents:
1- An Introduction to the Topic of Cultural Diversity and Giftedness
2- Guiding the Success of Students of Color: Themes from General Education Literature
3- Curriculum and Instruction for Culturally Diverse Gifted Learners
4- Case Studies of Exemplary Gifted Education Programs
5- Gifted Programs of Note for Culturally Diverse Learners
6- Exemplary General Education Programs for Culturally Diverse Learners
7- Conclusions and Recommendations
About This Book:
Gifted program coordinators, parents, adminstrators
- Teachers, administrators: a guide to assist in the development of a multicultural responsive environment and curriculum for gifted students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Parents: a resource to help identify programs that recognize and offer programming for those from diverse cultural backgrounds.
In Search of the Dream: Designing Schools and Classrooms That Work for High Potential Students From Diverse Cultural Backgrounds offers guiding principles for culturally diverse environments and curricular choices to support multicultural inclusiveness. Case studies provide examples of exemplary gifted education programs, emphasizing the aspects of the program that best respond to diverse student populations.
Subsequent chapters on gifted and general education programs for culturally diverse learners provide an extensive resource for educators and parents seeking programs that are sensitive to the needs of diverse learners. Program descriptions include contact information, curriculum emphasis, identification, grade levels served, and the uniqueness qualities of the program.
About The Authors