chapter 15 outline

chapter 15 outline - Jennifer Logan Chapter 15 Study Guide...

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Jennifer Logan Chapter 15 Study Guide I. What is a disability? a. Development of the Field Those who are successful have the characteristics of motivation, persistence, and a  capacity to get organized during their childhood Giftedness should be defined more broadly than what can be measured on an  intelligence test, and we should have specialized education for these students No funding has accompanied a law for gifted education until 1994 Development of gifted education parallels the development of special education b. Definitions of Giftedness No single clear definition Marland report states giftedness as high ability students who require services and  activities not ordinarily provided by the school 1. Giftedness includes: a. General intellectual ability b. Specific academic aptitude c. Creative or productive thinking d. Leadership ability e. Visual or performing arts Federal definition 1. Talented Students Education Act of 1988 a. High levels of accomplishment compared to their peers
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b. Giftedness can be intellectual, creative, possessing extraordinary leadership  skills, or excel in specific academic fields c. They require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school  Gifted and talented being used interchangeably Giftedness is not static, it is influenced by opportunity and environment 1. Schools should create opportunities and environments to maximize every  student’s potential Gardner recognizes nine types of intelligence 1. Verbal/linguistic 2. Visual/spatial 3. Logical/mathematical 4. Bodily/kinesthetic 5. Musical 6. Intrapersonal 7. Interpersonal 8. Naturalist 9. Existentialist Gardner defines giftedness as an absolute strength or having significantly more ability  in any or all of the intelligences when compared to other individuals  ALL DEFINITIONS recognize the traditional perspective of high academic ability  and stress the importance of nurturing the talents of a diverse group of students c.  Prevalence  Varies from state to state, but it is about 12% Minorities are underrepresented in gifted programs
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1. 1 in 3 or 4 (ratio) Girls are underrepresented 1. This may be caused by of society’s bias on women
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course EDU 230 taught by Professor Zeaske during the Fall '07 term at Cornell College.

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