Ford, D. Y., Moore, J. L., & Scott, M. T. (2011). Key theories and frameworks for improving the recruitment and retention of african american students in gifted education.The Journal of Negro Education, 80(3), 239-253.
An issue of much concern, and under much scrutiny and debate, is the persistent and extensive under-representation of African American students in gifted education. A number of efforts have been proposed and implemented to improve their recruitment and retention, but to little or no avail. Progress has been slow or non-existent in many cases. In this article, we propose that several theories and conceptual frameworks can guide educators and decision makers in gaining a better understanding of under-representation. In understanding the barriers to recruitment and retention through the lens of theories and frameworks, we can develop solutions that work. Nine theories and frameworks are presented.
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