The School Administrator

October 1999Differentiated InstructionCan gifted learners succeed in mixed-ability classrooms?

Features

  • Leadership for Differentiated Classrooms

    by CAROL ANN TOMLINSON

    When it comes to addressing equity and excellence, mixed-ability student groups present one of the most rigorous challenges to school leadership. Als Dealing with parents of gifted learners and resources on differentiated learning.

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  • Shortchanging the Gifted

    by SUSAN WINEBRENNER


    Schools must begin to address the needs of their high-end learners before they abandon public education. An educational consultant says differentiation of content, pacing and grouping are the vehicles to do this.

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  • Enrichment Clusters for Gifted Learning

    by JOSEPH S. RENZULLI


    A leading researcher on gifted and talented education describes a promising practice for giving students a chance to apply classroom instruction to real-world issues. Also: Resources on cluster grouping.

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  • Begin Early, End Well

    by THOMAS HEHIR


    The former director of special education at the U.S. Department of Education outlines the research-backed strategies for improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities. Also: A resource-filled website.    

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  • Discipline Under IDEA

    by JANET L. HORTON


    The newly revised regulations for special education lend flexibility for dealing with rule-breaking students with disabilities, but school leaders must never relax their adherence to the law.

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Profile

    Emery G. Dosdall by JAY P. GOLDMAN


    Superintendent, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Departments

    Focus

    Using Peers in Teacher Evaluation by MICHAEL L. BOWMAN


    Assistant superintendent for personnel, Albany County School District One, Laramie, Wyo.

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    Guest Column

    Next on the Legal Docket: Educational Malpractice? by GILBERT HENOCH



    Education attorney, Berkman, Henoch, Peterson and Peddy, Garden City, N.Y.

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    Guest Column

    You Know You're a Small-Schools Superintendent If … by DANIEL D. CURRY



    Superintendent, Woonsocket School District, Woonsocket, S.D.

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    Guest Column

    Making Standards Work by THOMAS R. GUSKEY



    Professor of education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

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    Focus

    So You Want To Teach Values? by CLETE BULACH



    Director, Professional Development Center, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Ga.

     

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    Guest Column

    What Test Can Measure Students' Dreams? by DANIEL D. CURRY


    Superintendent, Wood County School District, Parkersburg, W.Va.

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    Guest Column

    There's No Underestimating High-Quality Training by DENNIS SPARKS



    Executive director, National Staff Development Council, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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    President's Corner

    A Likely Backlash Against Special Education by JOSEPH J. CIRASUOLO



    President, AASA

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