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ERIC Number: EJ1148993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Does ACCEL Excel as a Model of Giftedness? A Reply to Commentators
Sternberg, Robert J.
Roeper Review, v39 n3 p213-219 2017
In this essay, I respond to commentators on my article on the Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership (ACCEL) model for understanding giftedness. I cover a number of topics that arose in or out of the commentaries, in particular, systems inertia; toxic leadership; teaching for creativity; flight from reality; the role of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in teaching for wisdom; the developmental nature of giftedness; making a positive, meaningful, and enduring difference; IQ as a diagnostic tool rather than as a gatekeeper; meeting the needs of marginalized young people; teacher education; and retrospective studies. I conclude that the differences among all of us in this symposium are small and that we all agree that a model like ACCEL--whatever its exact terms--is needed to move the field of giftedness beyond a preoccupation with abilities, narrowly defined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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