RURAL RESOURCE ROUNDUP
Stay in the Know: Rural Gifted Learners
THEORY AND PRACTICE IN RURAL EDUCATION
Guest Editor: Angela M Novak, Ph.D. (East Carolina University)
Gifted Rural Learners: Exploring Power, Place and Privilege with a focus on Promising Practices
NAGC RURAL GIFTED SIG MEMBERS
At the 2018 Convention, I collected names of individuals that would support the creation of a Rural Gifted Special Interest Group, and in March of 2019, the NAGC board approved the new SIG with the following statement of purpose:
The NAGC Rural Gifted SIG will serve to promote professional discussion and collaboration regarding gifted students in rural settings. The SIG is created to encourage a focus on this underserved group of students, and the intersectionality of race, language, culture and poverty that may potentially place additional barriers to the identification and services to this group of gifted students. Through collaborative experiences that engage rural gifted learners, parents, educators, and researchers, members of the Rural Gifted SIG will promote accountability in educational programming and foster equity and access to gifted programs to rural gifted students.
RURAL GIFTED SIG PROPOSAL
Submitted to NAGC, approved March, 2019
Rural locations impact gifted learners, teachers, and program offerings. Existing in every state, rural populations vary in many ways, including economic status, racial makeups, cultural groups, traditions, and spirituality, yet some commonalities can be found with reference to ideas about sense of place, family and/or community. The Rural Gifted SIG seeks to gather students, families, educators, and researchers that are interested in the population of gifted rural student, working to further professional practices and research, in an effort to best serve the needs of rural gifted children.
Per NAGC Policy Manual, Section 9.5, Article X, the formation of a SIG with NAGC requires:
a statement about the focus of the SIG,
a designated leader or contact person for the SIG,
a list of at least 15 NAGC members who plan to participate in the SIG, and
a list of proposed activities.
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