Date of Award
Curriculum and Instruction
Nicole M. Russell
African American, Black, early childhood, gifted, preschool
"Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested"
Each day, African-American children are rarely given the opportunity to reach their full potential and flourish in American school systems. There continues to be a disparity in the number of African-Americans in the gifted population. When identified early, and with appropriate educational opportunities, young, culturally diverse gifted learners will be more likely to have long-term educational success. By utilizing an educational criticism methodology, this study discusses the importance of gifted education for African-American, early childhood students, by answering the question, how does The Hope Center engage in gifted education. This investigation reveals how one inner-city preschool program has planted seeds of Hope for an underrepresented group of learners. This is a reflection of how one small community is doing its part in cultivating our youngest gardens of learning.
Harris, Danielle, "How Does Your Garden Grow: How planting seeds of hope inspire a community of gifted African-Amrican learners to floursih in an early childhood setting" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 272.
Recieved from ProQuest
African American studies, Early childhood education, Gifted education