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Journal Article: According to Jim: The Disproportions of Abilities

Journal Article » According to Jim: The Disproportions of Abilities

Categories

GIFTED persons, ADVANCED students, CLASSROOM management, COGNITIVE development, MINORITY students, EQUALITY, EDUCATION -- United States, EDUCATION, SOCIAL aspects, UNITED States

Authors

Gallagher, James J.

Published

2009

Publisher

Routledge

Abstract

The article discusses the factors involved on the issue about disproportion which refers to the absence of minority students in the classroom of gifted students in the U.S. One main factor is an assumption of equality in ability between ethnic and racial groups at birth with no superior races involved. The author explains that the country's educational system is facing real differences in the development of intellectual abilities of students by school age which is a morally and socially unacceptable finding.

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