ERIC Number: EJ855208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 2
Myth 15: High-Ability Students Don't Face Problems and Challenges
Moon, Sidney M.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v53 n4 p274-276 2009
One rationale for failure to address the needs of high-ability students in schools is that high-ability students do not need special services because they do not face any special problems or challenges. A more extreme corollary of this attitude is the notion that high ability is so protective that students with high ability do not face problems or challenges that other students do, or that they will be successful in life no matter what they experience in school. In summary, high-ability youth do face problems and challenges in developing their academic potential, but many of their challenges can be addressed if policy makers and school personnel ensure that they receive appropriately challenging instruction and experience supportive educational climates throughout their P-16 experience.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, High Achievement, Student Needs, Special Needs Students, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Educational Environment, Curriculum, Minority Groups, Stereotypes, At Risk Students, Disabilities, Misconceptions
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