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Where are gifted students of color?

By Learning Forward
August 2018
Vol. 39 No. 4
Educators are learners: Most of them know that there is always more to know. The question, then, is not whether educators should engage in professional learning, but in what areas they should focus to best serve students. In the difficult process of choosing and designing professional learning, the needs of some students tend to get overlooked. Due to a lack of federal legislation and requirements, gifted students are often forgotten by the educational system at large, and, in turn, district professional development catalogs omit an ongoing understanding of this population. The needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students such as Native American, black, Hispanic, bilingual, and English language learners (Ford, 2014) are often overlooked as well. Together, these trends create a big hole in professional

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Authors

Katie D. Lewis, Angela M. Novak, and Christine L. Weber

Katie D. Lewis (klewis15@ycp.edu) is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at York College of Pennsylvania.

Angela M. Novak (angelamnovak13@gmail.com) is an assistant professor in the College of Education at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Christine L. Weber (cweber@unf.edu) is an associate professor in the Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL at the University of North Florida.

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Johnsen, S.K. (2012, January). Standards in gifted education and their effects on professional competence. Gifted Child Today, 35(1), 49-57.

Lewis, K., Novak, A., & Coronado, J. (2015). Teachers’ perceptions of characteristics of gifted Hispanic bilingual students: Perspectives from the border. Texas Forum of Teacher Education, 5, 71-91.

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