This article from the TAGT archives examines how past events may provide insight in identifying the important issues for the future of gifted education.
This column shares some key elements for parents to remember as they advocate locally for their gifted children.
When we fail to identify those children who do not fit easily into our preconceived notions of giftedness, we fail not only those children but our society as well.
This century has not been very good about reading and following the script. From the rugged individualism of the 1700s and the 1800s, this century was not supposed to lead us to large scale corporations, businesses, bureaucracies, and organizations which created a centered homogeneous social system.
There should be no conflicts between quality educational reform and programs for the gifted. Whatever barriers exist between proponents of reform and advocates for the gifted must be confronted and eliminated.
This commentary was originally published in Spring 1991 as the “From the President” column in Volume XI, Issue 2, of TEMPO.