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Abstract

This study examined the gifted and talented (GT) curriculum of a suburban school district in a southwestern state through the lens of Lindsey, Robbins, and Terrell’s (2009) Culturally Proficient Continuum (CPC) model. The study sought to determine if the district’s GT curriculum and program activities supported cultural proficiency, utilized any of the six CPC levels within the curricular and program practices, and examine how using the CPC model to evaluate other GT programs could be used. The primary evaluation sources used for collecting data for this study were: (a) document reviews, (b) inspection of school district external communication and (c) observation of instructional activities within the organization. Findings uncovered by this study revealed the district had practices that were supportive of culturally relevant practices with opportunities for students to learn about diversity and a few of the practices were supportive of multicultural education.

 

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