Special Schools for Gifted Children Essay by The Research Group

Special Schools for Gifted Children
Discusses the need for nurturing & challenging "gifted" students. Examines the difficulty in identifying such children. Reviews some model programs.
# 20830 | 900 words | 5 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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"The issue at hand is whether gifted children should be placed in special schools, allowed to jump grades, or be kept in their age-specific class along with other less gifted children. There are really two issues involved--whether it is important to nurture the gifted child in a separate environment, and whether such a separate environment exists in a form that serves their needs. While many educators believe it is vital to place these children in separate facilities in order to develop their capabilities to the fullest possible degree, they may also admit that the schools that have been created for this purpose may not be doing the job.

There is general agreement, however, that leaving the gifted in their age-specific class is not a good idea, and it is also often stated that the schools are simply failing these children.."

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