Major Issues in the Education of Gifted Children

Terman, Lewis M.; Oden, Melita H.
December 1954
Education Digest;Dec1954, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p30
The article discusses the issues in the education of gifted children. The article presented five major issues for the education of gifted children: (1) democracy and the intelligence quotient (2) the educational lockstep (3) early identification of the gifted (4) educational opportunities (5) needed guidance and counseling. According to the author counseling at the high-school level is not only necessary to insure that more of the brighter students will get the amount of training the students should have. The author emphasized that the vocational counseling's purpose is to cover the broad general fields where is the students' abilities and interests lie.


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