Friday, July 31, 2009

Becker on GT Discrimination

There's a great conversation going on in the comments to Jon Becker's recent guest post on's education blog.

The topic is GT Education and how it may fit into Becker's analysis of school discrimination in a series of posts he calls 'Still Separate, Still Unequal.'

As an educator whose career really began in earning a GT certificate in a cohort led by Carl Herbert, whom I consider one of the finest teachers I've ever met, I all too often cringe at the assumptions made regularly with regard to GT education. So, I had to pipe in to the discussion a bit.

Here's a snippet of Becker's analysis:
As vexing as it is to define what it means to be "disabled," many of the problems with the assignment of students to gifted education programs have to do with a lack of agreement and an overall subjectivity around defining giftedness. Thus, the discrimination here is more evident and explicit.

(go check it out and take part in the conversation).

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