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Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2016
This update of the legislation/regulations and case law specific to pre-K-12 gifted students since a cluster of publications in 2004-2005 primarily focuses on the "gifted alone" category, with only secondary attention to twice-exceptional and other students in the "gifted plus" category. For the gifted-alone category, the…
Descriptors: Gifted, Exceptional Child Research, Educational Legislation, Court Litigation
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Gallagher, James J. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
In this article, James J. Gallagher proposes that understanding the political issues and the debate surrounding the education of gifted students is based on the recognition that education policy (including rules, regulations, financial allocations, etc.) reflects social policy. Hence, society prioritizes needs so that the most important of these…
Descriptors: Gifted, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Resources
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Brown, Elissa F.; Garland, Rebecca B. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
In this article, Brown and Garland, reflect on issues raised by James J. Gallagher, such as educational policies helping to create and support an infrastructure within which the needs of students can be addressed. Gallagher felt that a strong federal policy, such as IDEA, was critical to building and maintaining a solid infrastructure. Gallagher…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Educational Policy, Student Needs, Educational Legislation
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Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2015
The literature on twice-exceptionality suggests one of the main problems facing twice-exceptional children is that there is no consensus on the definition of the terms "disability" or "giftedness" and, consequently, the term "twice-exceptional". Endeavoring to define these specific terms loops back on itself to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Disabilities, Comorbidity, Children