It is impossible to detach the fight for equity in education, and in gifted education in particular, from the broader struggle for racial justice in this country. At a time when racial tensions are flaring up nationally at a level unseen in generations, one thing is abundantly clear: racism cannot, and will not be wiped out without active involvement from white people committed to the cause. This panel discussion and workshop will give all attendees the practical tools to understand how to not just be “not racist,” but become an anti-racist, active participant in ending racism. After this session, you will have the practical tools needed to transform from a mere ally to a true co-conspirator in the fight against racism.
Cultural Differences and Early Access Matter: Increasing Gifted and Talented Education Participation for Underrepresented Students
This article discusses the invaluable need to focus on equity and how culture matters in all aspects of GATE recruitment and retention efforts beginning in early childhood—identification and assessment, social-emotional and psychological needs and development, and curriculum and instruction.