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ERIC Number: EJ890979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Is There Still a Need for Gifted Education? An Examination of Current Research
Reis, Sally M.; Renzulli, Joseph S.
Learning and Individual Differences, v20 n4 p308-317 Aug 2010
What recent research has been conducted about gifted and talented students and their learning experiences in school? As we complete the first decade of the new century we are entering a time when much attention is focused on remediation and test preparation; it only seems appropriate to reflect upon what has been learned about gifted education during the last few decades and consider the compelling evidence that may or may not support special services for gifted and talented. Consensus on which research themes and studies should be included in this type of examination would difficult to reach, but we have identified six important themes that are discussed in the article. This review of research strongly suggests that the need for gifted education programs remains critical during the current time period in American education when our nation's creative productivity is being challenged by European and Asian nations. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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