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Donna Ford Multicultural Gifted Education

This week’s Global #gtchat welcomed Dr. Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University to chat about Multicultural Gifted Education, a topic of which Dr. Ford has been raising awareness for nearly 20 years. Please see our recent interview here.

For many of the participants from 20 states and 6 countries, the information provided by Dr. Ford proved to be a real education! When asked about the role culture plays in participation in gifted programs, Dr. Ford explained, “Culture always matters. Educators and policies are harmful if colorblind – results in under-representation. Culture matters when making ALL decisions & selecting measures/instruments for ID and services. Culture matters when making ALL decisions & selecting measures/instruments for screening. Policies and procedures must consider culture to not be racist and discriminatory. When the culture of non-White students is addressed, White privilege is also addressed. And equity improves.” A full transcript may be found on our Storify site. 

Links:

Culturally Diverse Gifted Students” Livebinder

Multicultural Gifted Education” from Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Understanding Under-representation in Gifted Education

Dr. Donna Y. Ford Bio

Dr. Ford’s Website

Integrating Multicultural and Gifted Education: A Curricular Framework” (pdf)

An Interview with Dr. Donna Y. Ford (pdf)

We Must Be As Diligent About Closing the Achievement Gap As We Were About Creating It

Welcome Dr. Donna Y. Ford to SENG’s Professional Advisory Committee

Civil Rights Data Collection Data Snapshot: College and Career Readiness

Closing the Achievement Gap: Donna Ford (YouTube)

Donna Ford YouTube

Intelligence Testing & Cultural Diversity: Concerns, Cautions & Considerations by Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Cybraryman’s Culture Page

Cybraryman’s Multicultural Celebration Page

Cybraryman’s Poverty Page 

Cybraryman’s You Matter Page

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