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Cheney, Martha; Beebe, Robert J. – Spectrum, 1986
Controversial issues being debated relating to gifted education are discussed: elitism, democratic principles, social responsibility, identification, minority representation, homogeneous grouping, labeling, evaluation of programs, pressures on participants, and costs. Includes extensive reference list.(MD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Achievement, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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Moody, JoAnn – Academe, 2004
Good departmental practices can help women and minority faculty thrive and make the greatest possible contribution to the academic enterprise. Several recent books have explored what is wrong with the current way of doing business. In this article, the author outlines steps to bring U.S. minority and European American women faculty--at both the…
Descriptors: Ideology, Females, College Faculty, African Americans
Hall, Michael – Northwest Education, 1997
The Montana state director of gifted education suggests using the term "high ability/high potential" to avoid misconceptions about gifted education; raising awareness of students' need to be challenged; countering charges of elitism; using varied identification procedures; ensuring fairness in the identification process; using a research-based…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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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
Clavner, Jerry B.; Clavner, Catherine – 1989
This study explores reverse discrimination as a cultural phenomenon that should be studied by anthropologists, and to which anthropology has inadvertently contributed. Discrimination by minority group members is taught and encouraged under the guise of ethnic pride and promotion of traditional beliefs. Ethnocentrism may be a cultural defense…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Ethnocentrism, Intergroup Relations, Minority Groups
Pemberton, S. Macpherson – 1974
The historical study of education as it can contribute to an understanding of current educational problems, practices, and attitudes is discussed. Historical studies can be profitably addressed to the following issues in education today: curriculum reform; the relationship between the state of the economy and educational innovations; the impact of…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy
Brainard, Jeffrey – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2001
Membership in the National Academy of Sciences carries great prestige and the chance to advise Congress. This article discusses critics' questioning of why so few female and minority scholars are let in. (EV)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Competitive Selection, Elitism, Females
Richert, E. Susanne – 1992
This monograph is organized in three main sections addressing problems, promising practices, and equitable procedures low cost in the identification of students with gifted potential. The first section considers problems in identification. These include: (1) elitist and distorted definitions of giftedness, (2) confusion about purposes of…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Access to Education, Definitions, Educational Practices
McCormick, Theresa – 1991
This paper addresses the problems associated with mentoring programs for people of color and women in postsecondary education by providing a theoretical framework for their analysis, by exploring mentoring as a promising tool to help solve them, and by advocating the initiation of mentoring of minorities and women as a policy in school systems and…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, College Faculty, Collegiality, Ethnic Groups
National Education Association, Washington, DC. – 1975
The National Education Association (NEA) Task Force on Testing's position statement on educational and psychological testing, originally presented at the 1973 Representative Assembly of NEA, is reinforced for the 1975 assembly. In summary, the task force believes that the major use of tests should be to improve instruction--to diagnose learning…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Achievement Tests, Court Litigation, Disadvantaged
Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY. – 1976
The criteria developed by the Council on Interracial Books for Children over the ten years that it has spent reviewing the value content of literature for young people is contained in this volume. The book also provides a new and unique content rating instrument designed to help parents, librarians, and teachers detect hidden messages and unstated…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Books, Childrens Literature, Content Analysis
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Hill, Sharon A. – 1992
Multicultural education can be defined as an educational process that promotes an understanding and appreciation of the cultural diversity within a pluralistic society. By the year 2000, the number of minorities in the United States will increase dramatically. To respond appropriately and effectively to these emerging demographics, educational…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development
McFadden, Mark – 1997
This paper explores the way that opportunity of access to higher education, particularly for women of color and those disadvantaged by homelessness, is placed at risk by market approaches to education. In England, Asian and Afro-Caribbean women, have been able to access higher education through funds made available under the Race Relations Act of…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, Accountability, Adult Students
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Campbell, George, Jr. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2002
Asserts that rather than science and math being too difficult for most students, vast numbers of students with highly developed intellectual and analytical skills are languishing in thoroughly unstimulating classrooms. Suggests that addressing false elitist assumptions is necessary to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fishman, Joshua A. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1994
Examines neo-Marxist and poststructural critiques of classical language planning (lp) for relevance to lp on behalf of minority languages. Criticisms suggest lp is conducted by elites governed by self-interest, reproduces rather than overcomes sociocultural and econotechnical inequalities, inhibits multiculturalism, espouses worldwide…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elitism, Ethnography, Language Attitudes
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