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Ch 6: Concerns & Controversies in Gifted Education

About This Chapter

There are some concerns and controversies pertaining to gifted education. Understanding them will help you develop your classroom instruction to better suit your students, and this chapter will enable you to do it.

Concerns & Controversies in Gifted Education - Chapter Summary

As you move through this chapter, you will find practical information about the following:

  • Detailed text lessons that identify the advantages and disadvantages of classifying gifted students
  • Brief self-assessments you can take to measure your understanding of how grouping students according to their abilities can be a drawback
  • Bold vocabulary words that are associated with the reason for the lack of advocacy for gifted students

How It Helps

  • Analyzes effects: Because you will learn about the effects of of labeling or classifying gifted students, you will be better able to make the decision of whether to use the method in your class.
  • Explains rationale: Your understanding of the reason why students are often grouped together according to their ability will help you determine when to use the method in your class.
  • Offers ideas for involvement: Your knowledge of the importance of advocacy within gifted education will help you develop activities and techniques to involve advocates for your gifted students.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Grasp the reason why there is controversy surrounding the labeling of gifted students
  • Understand how grouping students based on their ability can enhance or decrease learning
  • Recognize and meet the need for advocacy among gifted students

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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