U.S. Department of Education
Richard W. Riley
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
C. Kent McGuire
Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination
Peirce A. Hammond
Media and Information Services
Cynthia Hearn Dorfman
The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Education or any other agency of the United States government. References provide in this publication appear as received by the individual author.
Special thanks to:
Ann Turnbaugh Lockwood, Honorary Fellow, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for writing this publication.
A number of experts from the Bilingual and the Gifted and Talented communities contributed substantially to the development of this publication. They provided invaluable advice and guidance to the U.S. Department of Education. Liz Barnes and Pat O'Connell Ross of the Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program, U.S. Department of Education, were instrumental in editing and producing this publication. Others in the Offices of Educational Research and Improvement and Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs also assisted significantly in this effort.