ERIC Number: ED292232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
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The School: A Killer of Giftedness?
van der Walt, J. L.
Criticisms of the school as a killer of giftedness in children are cited. After defining giftedness and talent, the problem of educating the gifted child is raised, and opinions of "new left" educational theorists are presented. Accusations against the school, based on its failure to meet the individual needs and the mental or cognitive characteristics of the gifted student, are summarized as are views of humanistic educators on gifted education. Finally, views of Marxist-Leninists on the handling of giftedness are offered. It is concluded that the school, if not a killer, is seen as, at the least, a suffocator of true giftedness. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference: Education for the Gifted "Ingenium 2000" (Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa, June 26-29, 1984).