ERIC Number: EJ757416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
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Weaving the Gifted into the Full Fabric
Smith, Eric J.
School Administrator, v64 n2 p10 Feb 2007
In this article, the author talks about some of the challenges facing gifted education today. Here, he talks about some common misconceptions related to what just gifted education means. For example, it is generally thought that education for gifted children is a program separate from the rest of the curriculum. In other words, offerings in gifted studies are discrete and are provided to meet the needs of discretely defined groups of students. He points out that a rich and rigorous instructional program built on a solid foundation will accommodate the needs of all students. He also shares his experiences as superintendent in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school district. He discusses a program that he and his staff developed entitled "Bright Beginnings."
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Public Schools, Misconceptions, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Personal Narratives, Superintendents, Young Children, Holistic Approach
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland; North Carolina