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Diversity in Gifted Education: International Perspectives on Global Issues


reviewed by Stephen T. Schroth September 25, 2007

coverTitle: Diversity in Gifted Education: International Perspectives on Global Issues
Author(s): Belle Wallace and Gillian Eriksson (Eds.)
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0415361052, Pages: 328, Year: 2006
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Leaders in the field of gifted education have struggled for decades attempting to balance the dual goals of equity and excellence. With Diversity in Gifted Education: International Perspectives on Global Issues, co-editors Belle Wallace and Gillian Eriksson present a fresh, innovative, and broad reaching examination of the interplay between diversity and gifted education. Although education tends to be the most parochial of fields (with the possible exception of law), Wallace and Eriksson have assembled an international group of authors who provide distinctive, disparate, and distinguishable perspectives and viewpoints. The resulting work provides a plethora of resources to those interested in diversity, gifted education, globalization, or any combination thereof. Diversity in Gifted Education should be mandatory reading for school district leaders facing the issues of equity and excellence and graduate school classes examining diversity, gifted education, or comparative education. Wallace and Eriksson eschew the more traditional organization of gifted education books... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 25, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14617, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 1:30:41 AM

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  • Stephen Schroth
    Knox College
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    STEPHEN T. SCHROTH possesses a BA from Macalester College, a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, an MA from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a PhD in Educational Psychology/Gifted Education from the University of Virginia. He currently teaches in the Educational Studies Department at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Prior to enrolling at UVA, he served as a classroom teacher for six years and a literacy coach for two years with the Los Angeles Unified School District, teaching a variety of elementary grades and serving as a gifted, Title I, and bilingual coordinator. His research interests include talent development of diverse students, evaluation of gifted education programs, effective instructional and leadership practices, and working with English-language development. Recent publications include Teacher Tenure: Due Process Rights or Change Deterrent? in Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education (with J. Coleman, M. Green & L. Molinaro); Multiple Case Studies of Teachers and Classrooms Successful in Supporting Academic Success of high Potential Low Economic Students of Color (with C. A. Tomlinson, H. Gould & J. Jarvis) and Gifted English Language Learners: Developing Talent While Supporting Language Acquisition in Gifted Education Press Quarterly. With Jason A. Helfer he is co-director of Knox College 4 Kids, an award-winning summer enrichment program.
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