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ERIC Number: EJ1149565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Commentary on Joan Freeman: A Quality of Giftedness
Gallagher, James
Gifted and Talented International, v27 n2 p19-20 2012
In this commentary, James Gallagher states that there is a point where Joan Freeman's discussion in "A Quality of Giftedness" departs from established knowledge regarding gifted students. She opposes acceleration of gifted students because of the social problems and the boys-among-men athletic activities that she notes. In those beliefs she agrees with large numbers of educational administrators in the United States. However, it contradicts an extraordinarily well done review of the literature (Colangelo, Assouline, & Gross, 2004) which suggests that the overall advantages of acceleration (saving two or three years of a person's career) clearly outweigh embarrassment on the first date, or disappointment at not making the soccer team. Furthermore, it is the accelerants that are making that judgment not just the investigators. [This article is a response to Joan Freeman's "A Quality of Giftedness" (EJ1149563).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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