Gifted Native American Students – Overlooked and Underserved: A Long-Overdue Call for Research and Action
The researchers in this article conducted a comprehensive review of the literature on gifted Native Americans. Using focus groups from three American Indian tribes, assumptions about Native American students were reviewed and addressed with regard to identifying and serving gifted Native American Students. Data from three sites revealed differences and nuances among these three different population groups. The process resulted in more accurate and current assumptions for these three groups of students, as well as a replicable procedure for use with other Native populations. An initial research agenda was generated in collaboration with participants.