Molloy College in the News
October 17, 2017 - Chalkbeat
By Christina Veiga
Is getting your child into a gifted-and-talented program a mark of good parenting? How you answer may depend largely on your race or ethnicity, according to new research.
Allison Roda, an assistant professor of education at Molloy College in Long Island, interviewed more than 50 white, black, and Hispanic parents at an unidentified New York City school to learn about their attitudes towards gifted programs. (Her sample did not include any Asian parents.)
She found that the white parents view applying for gifted programs and preparing their children to score well on the admissions test as hallmarks of good parenting.
For the black and Hispanic families, being a good parent had more to do with choosing a diverse classroom for their child and not "gaming" the system by practicing for the gifted test, according to the report, which appeared recently in the peer-reviewed journal Teachers College Record.
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