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Keywords

Gifted children--Education (Middle school);

Abstract

As middle school educators and teachers of the gifted and talented continue to debate issues such as equity vs. excellence, homogeneous vs. heterogeneous grouping, and cognitive vs. affective education, the needs of gifted and talented middle school students in the general education classroom appear to be ignored. This paper reviewed current literature relating to the needs of gifted and talented pre-adolescents in the middle school setting in order to determine what were the critical components necessary for meeting their unique needs in the general education classroom. From the reviewed literature, critical components identified include content differentiation, teaching strategies, grouping for instruction, and addressing the social-emotional needs of acceptance and self-esteem. The paper closes with a discussion of conclusions which may be drawn from the literature and recommendations for further study.

Year of Submission

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

William Lee Waack

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (iii, 33 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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