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Regular Classroom

In contrast to the programs of the 1980s where gifted learners were pulled out of their classrooms to receive more advanced instruction, the focus shifted during the 1990s when fewer full-time and pull-out programs were implemented in favor of adjustments made in the regular classroom. The philosophy behind these types of programming options was that students could gain the benefit of a more challenging education without being pulled out. The strategies for teaching high-ability learners in the regular classroom drew on ideas and models that had existed in the field of gifted education for decades, and the move to present these ideas in a more accessible, user-friendly way better equipped some classroom teachers to meet the needs of their own gifted students. A volume of ...

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