Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students by Donna FordReversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students by Donna Ford

Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students

byDonna Ford

Paperback | November 1, 2010

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Much has changed (and stayed the same) since the first edition of "Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students" was published in 1996. Although our nation and schools have changed racially and culturally, with more Black, Hispanic, and Asian students than ever before, our gifted programs and Advanced Placement (AP) classes remain much the same - primarily White and middle class. Two thorny issues that continue to exist in education are the underrepresentation of Black students in these classes and the persistent underachievement of Black students even when identified as gifted. In this edition, these two issues are addressed, with updated information on key social, familial, educational, and psychological factors that contribute to underachievement and underrepresentation. Underachievement and underrepresentation are placed squarely within the larger context of the achievement gap and deficit thinking. A central proposition is that we cannot close the achievement gap unless we eliminate deficit thinking and desegregate gifted education and AP classes. "Reversing Underachievement" is a must-have text that affords readers a comprehensive understanding of how schools, families, and the social, cultural, and psychological matrix all interact to affect both achievement and underachievement.
Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D., is Betts Chair of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. She teaches in the Department of Special Education. Ford has been a professor of special education at the Ohio State University, an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Virginia, and a researcher with the Nati...
Title:Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black StudentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 10.38 × 6.67 × 1.17 inPublished:November 1, 2010Publisher:Prufrock Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1593634870

ISBN - 13:9781593634872

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