Schools are increasingly diverse in their student population, presenting new challenges for teachers. In light of these challenges, schools remain important in the talent development process. A Teacher's Guide to Working With Children and Families From Diverse Backgrounds provides important information and strategies for educators at all levels. The book is written for educators who want all children to thrive in school, including those who are twice-exceptional, those from lower income backgrounds, and others who have been underrepresented in gifted programming.
Julia Link Roberts, Ph.D., is the Mahurin Professor in Gifted Studies and director and founder of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Roberts was named a Distinguished Professor at Western Kentucky University and was honored as the first recipient of the National Association for Gifted Children David W. Belin Advocacy Award.
She was also named Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Studies and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.
Jennifer L. Jolly, Ph.D., is an associate professor in gifted education at the University of Alabama, and her previous positions include Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She is currently Association Editor for the National Association for Gifted Children, and, in 2019, she will become coeditor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted. Her work has been published in Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for the Education for the Gifted, Roeper Review, and Gifted Child Today. Jennifer has written and edited several books, including A Century of Contributions to Gifted Education: Illuminating Lives with Ann Robinson and Parenting Gifted Children. She also served as editor of Parenting for High Potential from 2007 to 2012. Since 2010, she has served as a member of NAGC's Professional Standards Committee, contributing to Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners.
Chapter 1: Barriers to Recognizing Talent Among Diverse Children With Gifts and Talents Chapter 2: Gifted Education and Talent Development: An Overview Chapter 3: Gifted Students From Lower Income Families Chapter 4: Twice-Exceptional Students Chapter 5: Culturally Diverse Gifted Students Chapter 6: Gifted Students Who Are Limited by a Ceiling on Learning Chapter 7: Stepping Up: Teacher Tips to Stop Bullying Chapter 8: Underachieving Gifted Students Chapter 9: Enhancing Collaboration Between Parents and Educators Chapter 10: A Call to Action Resources References About the Authors About the Contributors