Category: Poster

40 - How to Support and Retain African American Students in Gifted Programming

Saturday, Nov 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

In this session, I share the findings of my qualitative action research study, in which parents of gifted African American students were asked to relate their perceptions and experiences of the district-wide Academically and Intellectually Gifted program and their thoughts on how AIG programs might better support and retain gifted African American students. The predominant themes that emerged were teacher deficit thinking, support for multicultural curriculum and student choice, a desire for better communication from the AIG program coordinators and within the African American community, and the tension between establishing positive racial identity and a positive academic identity.

Jennifer ELIZA. Miske

AIG Specialist
Rogers Herr Middle School/Durham Public Schools
Durhm, North Carolina