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Hispanic/Latino(a), Gifted

The topic of gifted Hispanics and Latino(a)s is one that has received little attention. However, given the growing number of Hispanics in the United States, this issue is of utmost importance. Further, many issues should be considered when one works with gifted Hispanics in any capacity, such as education, research, health, and mental health. This entry provides basic information to consider when working with gifted Hispanics and how this information can be helpful. Topics of discussion include demographics, immigration and acculturation, values common to many Hispanic groups, and the role of societal factors.

Demographics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2000, there were 35.2 million Hispanics in the United States, with 20.6 million identifying as Mexican, 3.4 million as Puerto Rican, 1.2 million as Cuban, and ...

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