Gifted Advocacy: What’s the Point?
What’s the point of gifted advocacy? This is the question we tried to answer. Too many advocates these days seem to be focusing on everything except the gifted child and their ‘right’ to an appropriate education. Of all groups studied in today’s classrooms, the identified gifted learner is making the least progress. Having topped out on most standardized tests, what will make the difference in the life of these kids? A full transcript may be found here.
Global #gtchat Powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented on Twitter happens weekly on Fridays at 7PM ET/6PM CT in the U.S., Midnight in the UK and 11.00 in Australia (ET) on Saturdays. Polls for topic selection are posted on Tuesdays and the link is posted by @gtchatmod on Twitter. Please join us!
“The Wrong Argument for Gifted Education” via Gifted Exchange
“Why Gifted Students Still Need Gifted Education!!” via @davis_joy
“RED ALERT: Gifted Education is a Civil Rights Issue” via @DeborahMersino
“Preaching to the Choir: Thinking About Gifted Advocacy” from Crushing Tall Poppies
Professor James J Gallagher: “Advocacy for Gifted Education a National Priority”
Paradise Valley USD in AZ Gifted Program with Self-contained Classrooms.
Cybraryman’s Gifted Advocacy Page
Posted on December 15, 2013, in Advocacy, Education, gifted, gifted and talented and tagged ability grouping, acceleration, Arizona, civil right, Crushing Tall Poppies, Cybraryman, Davidson Institute for Talent Development, Deborah Mersino, Duke TIP, full inclusion, genius, gifted, gifted advocacy, gifted and talented, gifted education, gtchat, James J Gallagher, least restrictive environment, mentoring, Paradise Valley Unified School District, parenting, self-contained classrooms, TAGT, Twitter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.