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Issues in Education for the Gifted


by James J. Gallagher 1979

In every field of endeavor each generation leaves a mixed legacy to the next. Along with the hard-won wisdom that comes from experience and the progressive accumulation of knowledge, collections of misinformation and misjudgments that can only be explained by understanding the temper and biases of the times are also passed along. As an antidote to any misplaced confidence that we at last have the tiger of education for the gifted by the tail, it may be useful to catalogue some unsolved issues or misguided efforts that have been created or accepted by the present generation and which we are in danger of turning over to the next generation.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 78, No. 1


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 80 Number 5, 1979, p. 28-44
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19343, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:46:37 PM

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  • James Gallagher
    University of Illinois, Urbana
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    JAMES J. GALLAGHER is a Professor in the Institute for Research on Exceptional Children at the University of Illinois, Urbana.
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