Strand K, Session 2: Recruiting Black and Hispanic Students in Gifted Education: Equality vs. Equity

Sat, 2/2: 9:15 AM  - 10:15 AM 
708 
Presentation with Q&A 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 
Indiana Convention Center 
Room: 106 
PDHs:

Abstract

Underrepresentation of African American and Hispanic American students in gifted education programs is one of the most pervasive problems in education. During this session, presenter(s) will offer practical strategies aimed at equity, as opposed to equality can help open doors of opportunity and increase participation for culturally different students in gifted education.  

Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
1. Describe the difference in equity versus equality when addressing disproportionate representation of African Americans and Hispanic Americans in gifted education programs.
2. Apply an equity formula to address discrepancies and increase participation of culturally different students in gifted education.
3. Identify areas where meaningful changes and progress are needed in professional development and training.  

Session Leader

Donna Ford, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Primary Topic Area - Required

Gifted and Talented

Secondary Topic Area

Cultural and/or Linguistic Diversity