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Excellence gaps in education : expanding opportunities for talented students / Jonathan A. Plucker, Scott J. Peters.

Author/creator Plucker, Jonathan A., 1969- author.
Other author/creatorPeters, Scott J., 1983- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, [2016]
Descriptionxi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Setting the table for excellence -- How excellent are we? -- Excellence gaps -- The identification of excellence -- Approaches to talent development -- Alternative identification -- Poverty reduction -- Ability grouping -- Targeted programs -- Personalization and psychosocial interventions -- College attendance and success -- A plan for addressing excellence gaps.
Abstract In Excellence Gaps in Education, Jonathan A. Plucker and Scott J. Peters shine a spotlight on "excellence gaps"--the achievement gaps among subgroups of students performing at the highest levels of achievement. Much of the focus of recent education reform has been on closing gaps in achievement between students from different racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic backgrounds by bringing all students up to minimum levels of proficiency. Yet issues related to excellence gaps have been largely absent from discussions about how to improve our schools and communities. Plucker and Peters argue that these significant gaps reflect the existence of a persistent talent underclass in the United States among African American, Hispanic, Native American, and poor students, resulting in an incalculable loss of potential among our fastest growing populations. Drawing on the latest research and a wide range of national and international data, the authors outline the scope of the problem and make the case that excellence gaps should be targeted for elimination. They identify promising interventions for talent development already underway in schools and provide a detailed review of potential strategies, including universal screening, flexible grouping, targeted programs, and psychosocial interventions.-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2016021408
ISBN9781612509921 (pbk.)
ISBN9781612509938 (library edition)

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