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ERIC Number: EJ793657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Educational Justice and the Gifted
Merry, Michael S.
Theory and Research in Education, v6 n1 p47-70 2008
This article examines two basic questions: first, what constitutes a gifted person, and secondly, is there justification in making special educational provision for gifted children, where special provision involves spending more on their education than on the education of "normal" children? I consider a hypothetical case for allocating extra resources for the gifted, and argue that gifted children are generally denied educational justice if they fail to receive an education that adequately challenges them. I further argue that an adequately challenging education is essential to human flourishing, but that most children can be adequately challenged in schools in ways that promote flourishing without doing so at the expense of other children. (Contains 19 notes.)
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Language: English
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