NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1112985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
School Reform and Gifted Learners: Getting Battered by the Waves of Change
Haberlin, Steve
Childhood Education, v92 n5 p373-376 2016
As nations, localities, and school districts strive to provide quality and effective education for their students, various reform movements wax and wane. As motivation for reform often arises from the need to reach marginalized students and improve outcomes for at-risk students, the needs of children who are high performers may be overlooked. Yet the "best practices" of many reforms may inadvertently have a negative impact on these "gifted" learners. In addition, accountability-heavy reforms make teachers and school administrators further reluctant to focus on gifted learners and use recommended practices, even when those practices are research-based. Therefore, the author calls for consideration of gifted learners' needs when reforms are being designed and instituted.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A