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Talent Development Model of Schooling

The talent development model is a conceptualization that redefines the purpose of formal education as the promotion, creation, cultivation, and enhancement of high-level academic performance for virtually all students, regardless of their background. This stands in contrast to the sorting model of schooling that has dominated educational practice from the inception of public education in the United States. In this entry, we will examine four specific models that have attempted to implement this talent development concept.

To a large degree, this call emerged in the aftermath of the publication of the milestone 1983 report A Nation at Risk, which sounded a clarion warning that unless the United States soon upgraded the quality of schooling for all of its children and youth, the United States would be ...

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