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A Call Out to Teacher Educators: Including Gifted Education Through Practical Strategies

Education World – Steve Haberlin

“Classrooms are radically different these days. Teachers must teach an extremely diverse population of students, from various backgrounds with a wide range of academic abilities. Within this range, gifted and advanced students often take a back seat. I’m convinced that this is a systemic problem, one that starts when student teachers receive training. Teacher education programs across the country provide little, if any, training in how to work with gifted students. According to the National Association of Gifted Children, pre-service teachers receive less than two hours of instruction in gifted education; the result is most teachers have little to no knowledge of how to effectively work with this population.”(more)

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