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ERIC Number: EJ849550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Challenges Facing Rural Schools: Implications for Gifted Students
Howley, Aimee; Rhodes, Megan; Beall, Jimmie
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v32 n4 p515-536 Sum 2009
In this paper, we discuss the implications for gifted students of challenges facing rural schools. We explore 4 challenges with particular relevance to rural schools: (a) declining population, (b) persistent poverty, (c) changing demographics, and (d) ongoing accountability requirements. Recommendations positioned to address these challenges include providing special instruction using distance education, making use of broad definitions of giftedness, making use of various acceleration strategies, and encouraging talented students to plan for meaningful careers in their home communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001