Editor: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D.
Product Code: 963
ISBN: 9781593633967
Pages: 296
Availability: In stock.

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 implementations that 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.

A service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children (Washington, DC)

This designation indicates that this book has been jointly developed with NAGC and that this book passes the highest standards of scholarship, research, and practice.


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Review: Midwest Book Review - February 1, 2010
A sharp mind can come from any economic background. “Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners from Poverty” is a guide for educators who want to give every edge they can when dealing with students who come from backgrounds where academics don’t get the funding or support they need to flourish when dealing with a child with significant potential. With chapters on dealing with students from many different backgrounds, “Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners from Poverty” is a top pick for any educator who want the best from their students, no matter what.

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