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ERIC Number: EJ855217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9862
Myth 6: Cosmetic Use of Multiple Selection Criteria
Friedman-Nimz, Reva
Gifted Child Quarterly, v53 n4 p248-250 2009
Twenty-five years ago, armed with the courage of her convictions and a respectable collection of empirical evidence, the author articulated what she considered to be a compelling argument against the cosmetic use of multiple selection criteria as a guiding principle for identifying children and youth with high potential. To assess the current status of this myth, she enthusiastically embarked on a review of the past quarter century of research, pertinent standards established by the field's key professional organizations, state statues and policies, and a national sampling (albeit decidedly nonrandom) of district-level documents she uncovered through Web-based sleuthing. Her conclusion is summed up in the aphorism "the more things change, the more they remain the same." In this article, the author discusses the following: (1) Why multiple selection criteria should be espoused in the first place; (2) What happened in the translation from research to policy and practice; and (3) Why the myth still persists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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