The gifted student and poverty are two incredibly diverse topics that meet in underfunded and misunderstood programs. In an attempt to define gifted and talented GT students, as well as our understanding of poverty, the assumptions and misinterpretations of our knowledge slowly becomes evident through research analysis. First, seeking to define the problem and then to create change, the fundamental flaw is exposed; scholars do not agree on what poverty is and what necessarily defines social economic status. Culture, resources, population density, race, religion, and ethnicity are but a few of the categories that people use in an attempt to define themselves and these classes, further complicate the analysis of research, in terms of student achievement measures.
Gifted And Talented Students: Gifted And Talented Students | Cram
How does one teach a gifted child in a general education class? One way is to collaborate with the gifted teacher and continue projects in the regular classroom that the student is working on in the gifted classroom. The gifted teacher can share objectives for projects, books being read in the gifted classroom, or even computer programs that are used. During the days when the gifted student is in the regular classroom, if the student has already mastered an objective, then he or she can be allowed to work on their gifted projects. Another way to answer the question: how does one teach a gifted child in the general education class is to work with other teachers in the same grade level, or even above grade level in smaller schools, to teach students subjects at their level.
If there is one thing I would like to see in any future research is more hard data, numbers to see how this type of teaching has benefited the students. The methods discussed also will be very applicable when I begin teaching in a classroom. The planning pyramid with how it assesses what a student needs and how they will learn will be extremely beneficial. The way to foster an inclusive environment, such as utilizing bulletin boards and books with various cultures, can be extremely applicable in a diverse classroom. The use of an inclusive learning environment can be extremely beneficial to teachers and….