Educational Review Volume 64

Educational Review Volume 64

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...evolves, it will become increasingly important to have a few basic things well done at the start, and orderliness and progression will, it is hoped, obtain throughout in the presentation of literature, and eventually we may look for a program of fixed tasks and responsibility. THE SOCIAL PURPOSE OF THE EDUCATION OF THE GIFTED CHILD HE gifted child is apparently coming into his eduTcational inheritance, if one may judge from the attention he is receiving in our journals. He is being told on every hand that he has been grossly maltreated, and unless we take care he will come to believe it himself. It has become the fashion to hurl polemics at the public school for its neglect of the child of superior talent. Anyone who champions his cause is certain of the enthusiastic acclamation of students of education. In many quarters it has been lamented that the educational pace in American schools has been set by the average student with the consequent sacrifice of talent to mediocrity. And in the more progressive systems actual practice is being modified in various ways to make special provision for the gifted child. Certain concomitant advances in the field of educational science have imparted impetus to this movement and added to its potentialities for good or evil. The invention and development of psychological tests have placed a powerful instrument in the hands of those interested in the education of the more promising children. By means of these tests it is already possible in a few minutes time to arrange a group of children into a series of sections rather carefully graded from the standpoint of either ability or attainments. No longer can the gifted child escape the vigilant eye of the educator, for he is almost certain to expose himself...
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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763297
  • 9781236763297