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Motivation of the Gifted

by Miriam L. Goldberg - 1958

While seeking the means of providing equal educational opportunities for all children and youth, proponents of free public schools in the United States visualized the goal of an enlightened citizenry. Underlying the legislation lengthening the years of mandatory school attendance and the concern of educators with the content and methods of instruction was the belief that if all children could attend classes and were properly taught, all would learn. But, un- like attendance, achievement could not be legislated. Perhaps the educators' own strong thirst for learning colored their perceptions of the interest others might have in a protracted search for knowledge.

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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. 87-107
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19924, Date Accessed: 2/23/2020 4:07:42 PM

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