Educating Gifted Children From Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds: Creating Visions of a Hopeful Future

  title={Educating Gifted Children From Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds: Creating Visions of a Hopeful Future},
  author={Thomas P. H{\'e}bert},
  pages={127 - 138}
  • Thomas P. Hébert
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Exceptionality
  • The stories of 3 young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds highlight significant issues in educating gifted students living in poverty. Major themes uncovered across the 3 cases included educators who looked beyond the circumstances of the students and maintained high expectations, the positive influence of enriched teaching-learning opportunities and extracurricular activities, and the success of a mentoring approach with the students. Based on these findings, implications for educating… CONTINUE READING
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