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What is Gifted Student

Teaching Practices and Language Ideologies for Multilingual Classrooms
A student considered of high ability. Secondary schools identify gifted students with the purpose of providing them with resources—such as special classes and/or projects—to nourish their skills.
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Cultural Biases in Transitional Writing Courses and Their Effect on Hispanic Students in Texas
Nora K. Rivera (Chapman University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3339-0.ch003
High school students in the United States have the option of taking advanced placement (AP) courses designed to prepare them to take AP exams that will potentially give them the opportunity to receive college credits for first-year undergraduate courses. This chapter examines the cultural biases present in the AP English Language and Composition course and exam, which focus on skills and knowledges typically learned in a first-year composition course. With culturally relevant theory in mind, this work specifically draws attention to the effects of such cultural biases on Hispanic students in Texas, a state where the number of Hispanic students surpasses the number of students from any other cultural background.
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