ERIC Number: EJ893880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Unified, Insular, Firmly Policed, or Fractured, Porous, Contested, Gifted Education?
Ambrose, Don; VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Coleman, Laurence J.; Cross, Tracy L.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v33 n4 p453-478 Oct 2010
Much like medieval, feudal nations, professional fields such as gifted education can take shape as centralized kingdoms with strong armies controlling their compliant populations and protecting closed borders, or as loose collections of conflict-prone principalities with borders open to invaders. Using an investigative framework borrowed from an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the social sciences and humanities, four scholars of gifted education analyzed four different analytic levels of our field (practice, research, theory, philosophy) to discern whether gifted education is unified, insular, and firmly policed, or fractured, conflict-ridden, and porous. Each disciplinary structure generates unique advantages, disadvantages, and implications for scholars and practitioners. (Contains 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Gifted, Conflict, Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Sciences, Humanities, Investigations, Teaching Methods, Universities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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