Gifted Children Persuasive Essay by writingsensation

Gifted Children
An extensive discussion on gifted children and minority groups.
# 69042 | 2,237 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 27, 2006 in African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Sociology (General) , Education (General)

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This paper begins with a general definition of gifted children. The paper focuses on the three main reasons for under-representation of children of minority groups namely, African-Americans and Hispanics. The author concludes by suggesting future research on the topic and offers an opinion on the direction such education should take.

Table of Contents:
Vygotsky's Social-Historical Theory
Socioeconomics and Gifted Children
Referral of Minority Students to Gifted Programs Based on Ethnicity
Flaws in Identification of Gifted Minority Students
Future Research and Applied Direction

From the Paper:

"This is an extremely fascinating topic that has far-reaching educational implications. Since 1924, only 2% of the more than 4000 articles written about gifted and talented students were about gifted students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (Elhoweris, Mutua, Alsheikh, Holloway, 2005). With alarming statistics that show the under-representation of minority groups by as much as 50% in gifted programs, further research in this area is required to fully grasp the implications of this under-representation and to make suitable policy recommendations. As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, this trend of under-representation of the brightest minority students cannot continue since it violates basic rights of these students as citizens of the United States. "

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