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ERIC Number: EJ854963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Ability Grouping for Mathematically Gifted Adolescent Boys
Banfield, Toni
International Education Journal, v6 n2 p141-149 May 2005
Embedded in the contemporary issue of gifted education is the contentious notion of ability grouping. The debate surrounding appropriate educational provision for gifted students continues to argue the cognitive and affective influences of ability grouping on gifted students. While recognising the various forms of intellectual giftedness, analysis of the research about mathematically gifted students, especially during adolescence is scarce and underrepresented (Diezmann and Watters, 2002). Adolescent boys' education coupled with a priority for mathematical giftedness is paramount in a time of technological development and advancing global partnerships for future sustainability. Recent Australian Senate Inquiries into Gifted Education (Collins, 2001), Declining Rates of Achievement and Perspectives of Adolescent Boys (Trent, 2001), and Boys' Education (Australian House of Representatives, 2002) highlight the interconnected relevance of examining mathematically gifted adolescent boys' education. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia