Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Concern over special education labels has existed for more than twenty years. Labeling has been found to have both positive and negative effects on those labeled as gifted. This paper reviews the research on the negative effects of labeling a child gifted and suggested strategies to alleviate these negative effects. Research indicates that the label gifted has more positive than negative effects on the majority of children labeled; however, the research also identifies a number of adverse consequences which merit consideration and possible alleviation.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1989 Paula A. Swalla
Swalla, Paula A., "The negative effects of labeling on intellectually identified gifted children and suggested strategies for alleviation" (1989). Graduate Research Papers. 3387.