Exceptional Children

Exceptional Children is a journal that presents articles, research and papers concerning students who are gifted and disabled. Since it was founded in 1934, it is produced quarterly. The journal is published by the Council for Exceptional Children.Subjects for Exceptional Children include education. The senior director is Doug Falke.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 3, Spring

Achieving Equity in Special Education: History, Status, and Current Challenges
Special education was borne out of, and owes a debt to, the civil rights movement. That is, the inspiration for, and the strategies used by, advocates whose efforts resulted in the first national special education legislation emerged from the struggles...
Beyond Research on Cultural Minorities: Challenges and Implications of Research as Situated Cultural Practice
Researchers have conducted studies on cultural minorities as a means to produce knowledge that can be used to serve the educational and psychological needs of our increasingly multicultural society. Although this is an important strategy to produce...
Collaboration with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families: Ideal versus Reality
Family participation is one of the central tenets of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Implementation of this mandate is important to all families of children with disabilities. There are three main areas of...
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Gifted Education: Recruitment and Retention Issues
A persistent dilemma at all levels of education is the underrepresentation of African American, American Indian, and Hispanic/Latino students in gifted education and advanced placement (AP) classes. Research on the topic of underrepresentation has...
Culturally Diverse Exceptional Students: Remembering the Past, Looking toward the Future
Demographers have long predicted that our nation--and, accordingly, our schools--would someday be more racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse than ever before. In 1972, diverse students comprised 21% of public school enrollment; as of 2005,...
Culturally Responsive Classrooms for Culturally Diverse Students with and at Risk for Disabilities
Students in America's schools represent a mosaic of ethnicities and cultures. Current demographic changes include the growth of an increasingly diverse student population with greater academic, economic, and social needs. A recent report about the...
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