relation to the early childhood education context and particularly to the special educational needs of the gifted children. This will also cover the policies/legislation, current research, national and international perspectives of inclusive practice in early childhood education. The complexities and practicalities of inclusion in terms of learning opportunities and experiences, environmental considerations and peer relationships would be critically examined. The role of the teacher and the teaching
How then are certain students singled out from the rest as being gifted and or talented, and placed in acceleration programs? What benchmarks and tests do educators use to classify individuals for ‘acceleration’ programs? It could be argued that early identification of the gifted or talented child is essential for reasons such as, ‘the provision of appropriate learning experiences, determining appropriate educational provisions and also developing understanding and a sense of belonging’ (Harrison
High-achieving students are placed in GATE instruction for 30 minutes a week. Children encounter messages about mathematic beginning very early in life. Their parents may say, “Oh, it’s okay. I wasn’t any good at math either,” or their siblings may say, “I loved multiplication! It’s so easy.” Because of this, by the time students are in upper elementary grades, they develop
American families with gifted children. In-depth interviews were employed to collect data from the parents, and research questions focused on the daily practice of parenting and parents’ beliefs concerning how to nurture high achievement among children. Findings of this study include evidence of a sense of responsibility for parenting, a high level of confidence over their children’s future, and a mixed strategy of parenting that combines traditional Chinese parental expectations with an adopted Western
Solution-Based, Short-Term Pastoral Counsleing Final Project By Mike Garner Presented to Dr. Robyn Simmons In partial fulfillment of the requirements of Introduction to Pastoral Counseling PACO 500 Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Lynchburg, VA March 3, 2013 Abstract My future ministry will be as Co-Pastor of a medium sized Community Church in Lewisville, Texas. Each Sunday the church will have approximately 240 in attendance of Sunday morning worship service. My overarching
The Metaphor of the Melting Pot Peggy Ruth Geren The melting pot has been used metaphorically to describe the dynamics of American social life. In addition to its descriptive uses, it has also been used to describe what should or should not take place in American social life. How did the term originate? How was it used originally? How is it used in contemporary society? What are some problems with the idea of the melting pot? How is public education connected to the idea of the melting pot?