Diverse Groups Of Children Living From Foster Care And Children Identified As Gifted

1107 Words Dec 7th, 2016 5 Pages
The face of America is changing every day, people from all over the world are moving to the United States to provide their families with better opportunities than what their countries of origin may not have to offer. This is why the United States of America is the great melting pot of the world. Nowhere else in the world is there a country with such a diverse mix of cultures living together. These ethnic and racial differences are not the only things that make our country and our schools diverse. There are children with learning disabilities, special needs, and children in foster care, Native American children that live on reservations, families with active duty members in the military, a number of different religions and finally children that are identified as gifted. In this essay, I have chosen to explore the diverse groups of children living in foster care and children identified as gifted. In today’s America there are a number of children living in foster care according to the U.S. Department of Education the number may be as high as 400,000 and each year as many as 20,000 children are nearing the age of 18 or 21 depending on the state, where they age out of the foster care system (Students in Foster Care, 2016). These children come from homes, where they experienced abuse and neglect. They have a tendency to be emotionally and physically fragile. There may be circumstances where they have been separated from their siblings, and extended members of their families.…

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