Critical Perspectives

Daniel Domenech

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Christine Beard

No Child Left Behind and School Reality

No Child Left Behind, Assessment, Data, and Learning

Watch Entire Perspective

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Carol Tomlinson

A Critical Perspective on Gifted Education

Current Issues in Gifted Education

A Look at the Future of Gifted Education

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Carol Tomlinson

A Critical Perspective on Differentiating Instruction

Differentiation Defined

Aspects of Differentiation

Instructor Skills

Differentiating within a Set Curriculum

Student Readiness


Encouraging Student Progress

Changing Mindsets

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Barbara Dezmond

Dr. Dezmond competed her doctorate in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration at the University of Maryland at College Park. During her studies, she focused on the academic achievement of minority students. She is employed as Assistant to the Superintendent for Equity and Assurance in Baltimore County Public Schools. Dr. Dezmond’s work experiences include classroom teacher; staff development; school administration; parent, community, and business relations; multicultural education, and communications.. She is also a consultant on strategic planning and diversity. She co-authored a training manual on addressing diversity for U.S. Social Security Administration. Dr. Dezmond has been recognized for her outstanding service to education as well as to numerous social and civic organizations and activities at local, state, and national levels.

From 1996 through 1999, she served as chair of the Maryland State Education That Is Multicultural (ETM) Advisory Council. Under Dr. Dezmond’s leadership, the Council explored intensely the educational status of minority students, formulated recommendations to improve minority achievement throughout the state, provided guidelines for effective implementation of the ETM Regulations, and initiated the statewide Excellence for Minority Achievement Awards as well as the Minority Achievement in Maryland Website. She directed the production of four publications related to minority achievement and Education That Is Multicultural in Maryland, including the state’s first and landmark report on minority achievement. In addition, Dr. Dezmond has advised on planning, diversity, minority achievement and ETM to assist educational groups, and other organizations in Maryland and beyond. She is currently a commissioner on the Maryland State Human Relations Commission and chairs the Maryland State Department of Education’s Achievement Initiative for Maryland’s Minority Students (AIMMS) Steering Committee. Throughout her personal and professional life, she has demonstrated profound commitment to issues related to equity, civil rights, and the welfare of children.

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