Diversity and Equity in Gifted Education: Responding to Differences within the Gifted Population
Just as gifted students differ from others in school, gifted students differ from each other as well. “One size does not fit all” applies to the gifted population too, and teachers need to respond to diversity in order to provide appropriately for their students.
Historically, as teachers have become more aware of typical gifted students, many subgroups of the gifted population have been missed, misunderstood, or ignored. Generally, schools tend to emphasize challenging those from majority cultures and those who usually do well in school, while many subgroups of the gifted population have been overlooked and neglected.