Teacher Perception of Racial Equity in Gifted and Talented Programs
Keywords:gifted and talented, equity in education, equity, under-represented population
Gifted and Talented (GT) programs across the nation seek to give those who think abstractly a way to collaborate with peers and grow. In most cases, one would assume that the demographic make-up of Gifted and Talented programs would have a clear relationship with the demographic make-up of the community they serve. Still, many programs do not in effect leaving demographics like African American, Hispanic, and Asian severely underrepresented. This study sought to find relationships between the demographic make-up of schools versus the demographic make-up of the Gifted and Talented programs by asking educators their perception of the notion.
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