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4/21/09 9:39 PM EBSCOhost Page 1 of 3 Title: Authors: Source: Document Type: Subject Terms: Geographic Terms: Abstract: Full Text Word Count: ISSN: Accession Number: Database: Back 3 page(s) will be printed. Record: 1 The Role of Race in Gifted Education. Gallagher, James J. Roeper Review; Spring2005, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p135-135, 1p Article *GIFTED children -- Education *RACE *ETHNIC groups *MINORITY students *EDUCATION -- United States UNITED States Focuses on the role of race in gifted education in the U.S. Minority ethnic group with the most students in gifted education programs; Reason behind the small number of minority students in gifted education programs; Ways to develop the potential abilities of minority students. 921 02783193 17000772 Academic Search Complete Section: According to Jim Gallagher The Role of Race in Gifted Education The one factor that has done the most to shape and form the education of gifted students over the last two decades has been race. It became so prominent an influence that a National Academy of Science panel was assembled to investigate it. One issue that was being studied by that panel was why were there so few minority students in programs for gifted students? First, was the proposition true? Yes, it was. There clearly were fewer minority students in programs for gifted than their proportion in the student body, except for Asian students. But what did that proportional difference mean? Because IQ scores were the predominant means of identification of gifted, that would mean that racial minority students score lower on our measures of intelligence than do the mainstream white students as a group. At the same time, we should remind
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