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Lovett, Benjamin J. – Roeper Review, 2013
Researchers and advocates who argue for increased recognition of gifted students with learning disabilities (G/LD students) often frame their arguments in terms of the need to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of gifted education. However, the criteria used to identify G/LD students are sufficiently vague and fluid that the G/LD category…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Gifted Disabled, Learning Disabilities, Disability Identification
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Sternberg, Robert – Roeper Review, 1996
This article contrasts two traditions in American education affecting gifted education: Hamiltonian elitism and Jacksonian egalitarianism. It recommends instead the Jeffersonian tradition of equality of opportunity but not necessarily of outcome. Discussion is in the context of saving funding for gifted education despite the negative impact of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy
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Fiedler, Ellen D.; And Others – Roeper Review, 1993
This article addresses six myths often used to oppose ability grouping of gifted students. These concern distinctions between tracking and ability grouping; ability grouping and elitism; discrimination against racial and minority groups; gifted students' supposed lack of special needs; the effectiveness of cooperative learning for all students;…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Cooperative Learning, Educational Philosophy, Gifted
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Taffel, Alexander – Roeper Review, 1987
This discussion of the fifty-year history of the Bronx High School of Science focuses on its responses to challenges questioning its philosophy and method of admission and charges of elitism and isolation from the community. How the school met these challenges and still fulfilled its mission is considered significant for other schools of the…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Renzulli, Joseph S. – Roeper Review, 1988
A plan for schoolwide enrichment is presented as a model for promoting excellence in education and schoolwide change. Components of the plan include a nonelitist meaning of the term "gifted," a variety of important roles and responsibilities for all personnel involved, and creation of an atmosphere of excellence. (JDD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Elitism