Young, Triumphant, and Black Overcoming the Tyranny of Segregated Minds in Desegregated Schools

ISBN-10: 1618210297

ISBN-13: 9781618210296

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Authors: Tarek C. Granthan, Michelle Trotman Scott, Deborah A. Harmon

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Many educators struggle to meet the needs of gifted Black students because they know little about their experiences at school and at home. What are the experiences of gifted Blacks in desegregated predominantly White schools? How do gifted Black students survive and thrive in de facto segregated Black schools? What barriers faced by gifted Black students from predominantly Black neighborhoods must be torn down? How do culturally responsive parents, teachers, and other educators confront racism and discrimination that impacts gifted Black students? Young, Triumphant, and Black: Overcoming the Tyranny of Segregated Minds in Desegregated Schoolsoffers answers to these important questions by sharing the lived experiences of gifted Black students from different backgrounds. Compelling personal narratives and biographical accounts reveal the triumph of gifted Black students as they and their families confront segregated minds in desegregated racially divisive institutions.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Publication date: 5/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 7.20" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Dr. Tarek C. Grantham is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia (UGA). He teaches courses in the Gifted and Creative Education Program and has served as Program Coordinator, providing leadership for educators in the in-field endorsement program and for graduate students enrolled in five graduate degree programs. His research addresses recruitment and retention of ethnic minority students (particularly African Americans) in programs for gifted students.<br

Foreword
Introduction
Access Delayed or Denied
Educational Malpractice in Gifted and Fine Arts Programs
Finally Gifted
"I Keep On Knocking, But They Won't Let Me In": Personal and Professional Insights on Access to Advanced Programs
Black Males Overcoming
E-Motivating Malcolm: Academic Achievement via Electronic Media
Segregated at the Gateway to Higher Education: Alex Before and After High School
Ain't That Peculiar: Gifted, Black, and Male Overcoming the Fourth Grade Failure Syndrome
From Nothing to Something
Two Gifted African American Brothers Achieving in Spite of the Odds
Resilient Black Females
Age Ain't Nuthin' But a Number
To Be Gifted, Black, and Pregnant in High School and College
"Black and Ivy": Becoming the Model Minority
Giftedness and Black Girlhood
Negotiating Multiple Identities: Ability, Race, Class, and Place
On Growing Up Black, Rural, and (Un)Gifted
Finding My Identity in a Gifted Magnet Middle School
Finding and Redefining Ghanaian Identity as a Gifted African in America
Becoming Comfortable With Myself, by Myself
Gifted Black Students in College
"Being an Only": The Experiences of a Gifted African American Student in an Elite Scholarship Program
Jumping Hurdles, Beating the Odds
Gifted Black Male Athletes' Intercollegiate Experiences Negate the Dumb Black Jock Stereotype
Village Perspectives on Gifted Black Children
Knowing But Not Knowing: Living With a High-Ability Child
The Power and Penalty of Ensuring Educational Access and Resources for One's Own Children: A Mad Mom's Memoir
My Child Left Behind
Knowledge Denied: An Information Divide
Parenting Gifted Siblings
She's Been Here Before
Gifted Black Students' Perspectives on the Village
Go 'Head Baby, Let the Lord Use You
Knowing Everything But "One": A Narrative of an Academically Gifted African American Male
Conversations With Dad
Young, Gifted, and African American in Iowa
Pathways Uplifting Giftedness in Blacks
The Impact of a Single "Test": Thriving as a Black Gifted Female From a Single-Parent Family
Put a Little Paint Where It Ain't: The Unwelcomed Infusion of Hip-Hop in Schools
"Back in the Day, Man, I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Like It Really Is": Liberatory Education for Gifted African Americans
Afterword
About the Editors
About the Authors
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