|A National Authority’s Moral Imperative on Gifted Education
Donna Y. Ford, PhD | Professor, Consultant, Author, Advocate
Hear Dr. Ford address important issues in education, including the problems with color blindness, the deficit-focus versus asset-focus, and best practices for increasing diversity in gifted education.
Donna Y. Ford, PhD, is the Professor of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Ford possesses a rare combination of passionate advocacy and academic scholarship. She is a national figure in discussions regarding access to gifted education, including AP and IB. She has been an advisor to the AVID Center, a keynote speaker at AVID events, and also has an interview featured in Access. It is safe to say that she is a child advocate, no matter the age of the child.
Dr. Ford has written several articles and books on multicultural gifted education, including her newest book, Recruiting & Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education, which addresses the national underrepresentation of Black and Hispanic students in gifted education.
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