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Keywords

Ability grouping in education; Gifted children--Education;

Abstract

The purpose of this literature review was to examine research findings about the effects of homogeneous grouping practices on gifted students. As school budgets have been cut, many gifted programs across the country have been impacted. Also, as tracking has become a political faux pas, many gifted programs have been eliminated.

The following are recommendations for education policy makers: realize that one teacher cannot do it all in a classroom with a wide range of abilities; know that content, in addition to grouping, is a main factor in students' advancement; remain flexible with grouping and programming; and try to overcome factors that are slowing or prohibiting change. Ideas for teachers include the following: experiment with homogeneous grouping in the classroom; build a program bit-by-bit; try gifted luncheons or study groups; offer a challenging and fast-paced curriculum; and use appropriate, flexible identification practices.

Year of Submission

2004

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas

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Date Original

2004

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 35 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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