Two Scholars Examine the Participation of Black Males in Gifted Education Programs

Dr. Flowers
Dr. Moore III
Dr. Moore III

Lamont A. Flowers, distinguished professor of educational leadership in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University, and James L. Moore III, a professor of counselor education at Ohio State University have published their research on the participation of African American male students in gifted education programs. Their chapter, entitled “Increasing the Representation of African American Males in Gifted and Talented Programs”  is included in the new book A Call for Change: Providing Solutions for Black Male Achievement (Council of the Great City Schools, December 2012).

“Our research suggests that one strategy for expanding educational opportunities for African-American males is to focus the attention of teachers and school leaders on identifying and selecting African-American males to participate in gifted and talented programs,” Professor Flowers said. “Given our country’s goal to support academic achievement for all students, increasing the numbers of African-American males who participate in gifted and talented programs is an important objective that could potentially enhance the state of education in America.”

Dr. Flowers is also the executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education at Clemson University. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, he holds a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a second master’s degree and an educational doctorate from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Moore III is a graduate of Delaware State University and earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate in counselor education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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