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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Gifted Exchange

Gifted Exchange

The latest post in this blog just pisses me right off! First off, it is based on old research, as pointed out by one of the commentors. Secondly, it just perpetuates the idea in our society that younger is always better. Also, it leaves out the fact that gifted children from rural backgrounds do not have the opportunity to accelerate. And finally, it encourages children to grow up faster. Why should they? There is already tremendous pressure for kids to grow up fast; they don't need it from academia too.

Oh, and I almost forgot. There are a few more beefs I have with this post. It doesn't discuss disparity in educational resources (specifically funding for graduate school or a PhD program), nor does it place any value on real life work experience. And finally, as one commentor mentioned, it doesn't take into account how happy or well-adjusted each individual was either.

All in all, I'd say it is a load of BUNK.

More later...



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