ERIC Number: EJ1048510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 136
Research on Giftedness and Gifted Education: Status of the Field and Considerations for the Future
Plucker, Jonathan A.; Callahan, Carolyn M.
Exceptional Children, v80 n4 p390-406 Sum 2014
Gifted education has a rich history and a solid if uneven research base. As policy makers and educators increasingly turn their attention to advanced students and educational excellence, the time is ripe for a dispassionate analysis of the field's conceptual and empirical strengths and weaknesses. The purpose of this special feature article is to highlight advances in theories and research related to giftedness and gifted education, note the promising areas for additional research, and propose next steps for improving the quality and utility of empirical work in this important area.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Theories, Educational Research, Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Statistical Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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