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ERIC Number: EJ1004162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 128
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9862
Three Paradigms of Gifted Education: In Search of Conceptual Clarity in Research and Practice
Dai, David Yun; Chen, Fei
Gifted Child Quarterly, v57 n3 p151-168 Jul 2013
The purpose of the article is to articulate and compare three major approaches or paradigms of gifted education, so that researchers and practitioners can be more explicit about their assumptions, goals, and educational strategies in their research and practice. We first define the term "paradigm", and then delineate three paradigms in the historical context. We then compare and contrast the three paradigms to elucidate their continuities and discontinuities. Finally, we discuss the importance of articulating the paradigmatic nature of approaches for educational and research purposes. The ultimate purpose of articulating the distinct approaches is to seek a common research agenda with clarity, rigor, and relevance. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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