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ERIC Number: ED327047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Pages: 10
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Ability Grouping for Gifted Learners as It Relates to School Reform and Restructuring.
Schatz, Ellie
This monograph uses a question-answer format to address issues concerned with meeting the needs of gifted students as Wisconsin schools restructure and change grouping practices as part of raising standards of learning for all students. Among 12 questions considered are the following: (1) Aren't some of the principles of middle level education, cooperative learning and whole class instruction in reading harmful from the standpoint of providing appropriate programs to gifted students? (2) Isn't acceleration a necessary component of gifted education but contradictory to the middle level philosophy? (3) If one views middle level education as anti-tracking and anti-ability grouping, then how is grouping at the middle of the pyramid ever acceptable? (4) "Doesn't participation in Midwest Talent Search promote labeling and an "earlier is better" approach to gifted education? (5) Don't research reports and declining test scores clearly support as little ability grouping as possible at all levels of education? (6) Won't cooperative learning increase boredom in gifted students and hold them back? (7) How can young gifted readers be challenged by whole class instruction in reading? and (8) How can we be sure school districts are asking the right questions about gifted education as these strategies are implemented? Includes 24 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Wisconsin