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http://gcq.sagepub.com Gifted Child Quarterly DOI: 10.1177/0016986207306324 2007; 51; 382 Gifted Child Quarterly Karen B. Rogers Practice Lessons Learned About Educating the Gifted and Talented: A Synthesis of the Research on Educational http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/51/4/382 The online version of this article can be found at: Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: National Association for Gifted Children can be found at: Gifted Child Quarterly Additional services and information for http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://gcq.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/refs/51/4/382 Citations by Katherine Prammer on April 21, 2009 http://gcq.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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382 Lessons Learned About Educating the Gifted and Talented: A Synthesis of the Research on Educational Practice Karen B. Rogers University of New South Wales Abstract: This article discusses five reconsiderations (lessons) the research on the education of the gifted and talented suggests. Although several of the considerations derive from traditional practice in the field, some reconsideration is warranted because of more currently researched differences in how the gifted learner intellectually functions. It is argued that thinking of the gifted learner as idiosyncratic, not necessarily one of many classified as “the gifted,” requires a reconceptualization of how to appropriately and fully serve this unique learner. The research synthesized here covers the period from 1861 to present and represents the entire body of published research studies and repre- sentative literature (theory, program descriptions, and persuasive essays). Implications for service development and implementation are also discussed. Putting the Research to Use: This synthesis of the research covering instructional management options, instructional delivery techniques, and curriculum adaptation strategies is an attempt to aid school system administrators and educa- tors to identify which practices will best fit their respective settings rather than see the research as a more generalized set of “best practices” that every school should implement. The research is objectively outlined, but more than any other lesson to be learned from this comprehensive research base is that there is no single practice or panacea that will work in every school setting and with every gifted or talented learner. If one reads the five lessons that can be learned from this study, one quickly comes to understand that there is a need to find some means to group gifted learners at times for their learning and socialization, along with a need to move them ahead in some form when their learning out- strips the curriculum they are offered. That these students need some opportunities , too, to work independently to fully develop their demonstrated talents is also clarified in the study. But the strongest lesson of all to be gained from the
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