Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education

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Curriculum & Instruction

Resources for Teachers
of Economically Disadvantaged Students

  • Nine Powerful Practices, Poverty and Learning
    Pages 48-52 Ruby Payne (2008)
    ASCD April 2008 | Volume 65 | Number 7
    “Educators can be a huge gift to students living in poverty. In many instances, education is the tool that gives a child life choices. A teacher or administrator who establishes mutual respect, cares enough to make sure a student knows how to survive school, and gives that student the necessary skills is providing a gift that will keep affecting lives from one generation to the next. Never has it been more important to give students living in poverty this gift.” (Payne, 2008)
  • Oral and Print Culture Characteristics
    Beegle, D.M. (2010). Action approach guidebook. Communication Across Barriers, Inc. Tigard, OR. pp. 39-41. School is an institution grounded in print culture. SES students are grounded in oral culture. This resource explains how to integrate an oral culture into district, campus, or classroom print cultures.

Teacher Toolkit

The curriculum for Economically Disadvantaged Gifted Learners must provide differentiated instruction in content, process, and product and cultivate scholarly behaviors which include such things as a thirst for knowledge, being prepared to learn, exercising intellect, and taking time to ponder. Therefore, instructional considerations involves helping foster and utilize research skills.

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