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More Books by Ford (1996-2005)

Multicultural Gifted Education

(1st ed.)

Focusing specifically on gifted education from a multicultural perspective, this work provides a practical resource for raising the expectations and level of instruction for minority students. The authors offer case studies of multicultural gifted education in practice, suggest methods for "best practice" for classroom teachers, supply sample multicultural activities, and provide guidelines and a checklist to help the reader evaluate his or her school's multicultural education program. This volume aims to help educators to modify their curricula and educational practices to ensure that the goal of preparing students for a diverse world is reached.

Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students

(1st ed.)

The paradoxical reality that gifted students can and do underachieve seems impossible to many educators and families. Thus, such students, especially gifted Black students who underachieve, are misunderstood and poorly served, This book was written specifically for this population so that they are recruited and retained in gifted education.  My major premise: A mind is a terrible thing to waste (United Negro College Fund) and erase (Ford).                                           

Teaching Culturally Diverse Gifted Students

This guide offers practical advice for building gifted education programs that serve a rich diversity of students. This book features an overview of multicultural gifted education, effective teaching strategies and best practices that support a diverse population of students, and an effective model for building a diverse, successful gifted program. The book also includes a sample curriculum and an extensive listing of print and Web-based recommended resources. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.

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