In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Stan Hollenbeck) writes: >Patricia A. Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > >: As far as inclusion goes- flexible grouping is a must. Yes, >: there are times when gifted children need to be with their >: intellectual peers! >: To assume that heterogeneous grouping could possibly benefit >: gifted children in their own educational and intellectual >: growth when all students are consistently taught at the same >: rate using the same methods is truly nothing short of >: ridiculous. ALL children deserve the right to be challenged by >: quality not quantity. >: Read the story " Harrison Bergeron " by Kurt >: Vonnegut- it says it all. > >Absolute drivel! I will never accept a concept of a "gifted" class
I will speak as a parent who has been frustrated and angered by those who refuse to admit "giftedness," or *any* sort of "betterness" intellectually exist, so that they may advance their wornout liberal agendas (yup, *I* can say this because I was one too!). Leave our kids alone, and out of your social planning efforts...or we *all* suffer! Children should be with their peers and allowed to learn at a pace appropriate for them...NOT some middleground!
>anymore than I will a "dummy" class. We have all seen the mistake of >putting someone on a pedestal or locking someone in the cellar. > >Every teacher should be pushing for individualizing their student's >education through discovery and project teaching as much as is possible. >This allows the genuinely gifted to rise and lead (as they should in real >life). > >The only exception to this is those children who have exhibited >exceptional talent in any area. They should have special classes to >nurture their particular talent outside the regular classroom. > >The term "gifted" is a very effete word that leads one to ask the >question "By whom?" Too many children are deemed "gifted" because they test >well, are better students, or are simply better behaved. > > > > > > > > >: " People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do. "