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College and University Programs for the Gifted


by Malcolm S. MacLean & Robert B. Carlson — 1958

The colleges and universities of the United States, nearly 2,000 of them with enrollments of around 3,000,000, feel intensely the impact of the current drive to identify exceptionally gifted students and to render special services to them in accordance with their special abilities. They are pained by the accusation that for years they have been wasting much of our best talent by faulty admissions, rigidity of requirements, lockstep processes of advancement, and inadequate counseling. Research on student mortality—academic failures, dropouts for social or financial reasons, dismissals, transfers—adds to their uneasiness, for among these discards are found many able students.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 57, No. 2


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 10, 1958, p. 316-346
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19934, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 6:16:15 AM

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