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ERIC Number: ED244472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Historical Look at Gifted Education as It Relates to Reading Programs for the Gifted.
McIntosh, Margaret E.
The paper reviews the history of gifted education in the United States since the late 1800's, with particular emphasis on reading and reading instruction. Definitional issues are examined, and the impact of social forces upon the changing conceptions of the population is analyzed. The history of gifted services begins with the writings of F. Galton and continues through early programing efforts in Cleveland and St. Louis, the beginnings of advanced placement courses, and prototype early intervention approaches. A section on research notes trends while another section comments on possible causes for the renewed interest in gifted education as well as the potential for a decline in interest in the years to come. Research on the kinds of reading experiences and instructon needed by gifted students is considered. The importance of teaching critical and creative reading is stressed. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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