Recruitment and Retention: An Equity-Based Culturally Responsive Bill of Rights for Gifted Students of Color

Fri, 2/1: 9:45 AM  - 10:45 AM 
Presentation with Q&A 
Friday, February 1, 2019 
Indiana Convention Center 
Room: 212 


The co-authors of this Bill of Rights felt compelled to continue advocating for gifted students of color in order to increasing their representation in gifted education and programs for advanced learners. This Bill of Rights focuses on the twin principles and goals of cultural responsiveness and equity. Eight sections and subsections are presented: 1. ADVOCACY and ACCOUNTABILITY; 2. ACCESS to PROGRAMMING and SERVICES; 3. GIFTED PROGRAM EVALUATION and ACCOUNTABILITY; 4. GIFTED EDUCATION EVALUATION and ASSESSMENT; 5. EDUCATORS; 6. CURRICULUM and INSTRUCTION; 7. SOCIAL and EMOTIONAL; and 8. FAMILIES and COMMUNITIES. Presenters provide an overview of the Bill of Rights, along with resources. 

Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
1. Discuss current data on gifted education underrepresentation of students of colors.
2. Understand factors that contribute to underrepresentation.
3. Implement strategies and access resources to support recruitment and retention of gifted students of color.
4. Implement the recommendations of the Bill of Rights for Gifted Students of Color.  

Session Leader

Donna Ford, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Ken Dickson, Educational Support and Consulting Network, Upper Marlboro, MD

Primary Topic Area - Required

Gifted and Talented

Secondary Topic Area

Cultural and/or Linguistic Diversity