Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners From Poverty provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the education and inclusion of promising students from poverty in gifted and talented programs. Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners From Poverty covers a variety of topics pertinent to the education of students from low-income families, including the role of culture in education, curriculum for promising learners, psychosocial stressors that affect these learners, professional development for teachers of low-income students, and state policy implementation to affect these students' educations.
Chapters look specifically at several types of learners from poverty, including rural and urban-area students, African American students, Caucasian students, and high nonverbal, low verbal students. This book combines research and experience from leading scholars in the field of gifted education in a convenient guide for teachers, administrators, and gifted education program directors.
Editor: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D.
Publisher: Prufrock Press/2010
Pages: 282, paperback