ERIC Number: ED344409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
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School Restructuring: Impact on Attitudes, Advocacy, and Educational Opportunities for Gifted and Talented Students.
Educational reform efforts toward school restructuring are examined for their impact on the education of gifted and talented students. Considered first are implications of societal changes including changing demographics (e.g., increasing student diversity), changes in family structure and in interactions between school and family, and changes in the workplace (requiring a better educated work force). A vision is offered of a restructured school where all students are challenged according to individual abilities and learning styles. Such a vision is seen to require changing attitudes with many community organizations becoming new stakeholders, with student diversity being celebrated, with curriculum reform throughout impacting at-risk students (including gifted at-risk students), with increased family involvement, with gifted and talented students engaged in active learning experiences like community service, and with development of school business partnerships. A multipronged advocacy base is proposed for the restructured school. (Two references)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Note: In: Challenges in Gifted Education: Developing Potential and Investing in Knowledge for the 21st Century; see EC 301 131.