ERIC Number: ED321431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Anti-Intellectualism in Programs for Able Students (Beware of Gifts): An Application.
Howley, Craig B.
Social Epistemology, v1 n2 p175-81 1987
This article reviews the history of impediments to excellence in the education of the intellectually gifted in the United States. It discusses literacy rate trends, but before and after the 19th century, and describes the Progressive education movement, with its legacy of child-centered pedagogy, ability grouping, vocational training, and emphasis on problem-solving and higher-level thinking skills. As did their predecessors, the Progressives succeeded in their more modest proposals, but failed in their larger aspirations. Other topics discussed are the emotional health of gifted students, the question of real giftedness vs. test-taking ability, and whether the truly gifted child is truly likely to become an eminent adult. (PB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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