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Failing our brightest kids : the global challenge of educating high-ability students

Author: Chester E Finn, Jr.; Brandon L Wright
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, [2015]
Series: Educational innovations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, the authors argue that, for decades, the United States has done too little to focus on educating students to achieve at high levels. The authors identify two core problems: First, compared to other countries, the United States does not produce enough high achievers. Second, students from disadvantaged backgrounds are severely underrepresented among those high achievers. The authors describe educating  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester E Finn, Jr.; Brandon L Wright
ISBN: 9781612508412 1612508413 9781612508429 1612508421
OCLC Number: 912357009
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: viii, 299 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
Contents: Educating smart kids : why bother? --
How is the United States doing? --
How disagreement holds us back --
How the system slows us down --
Will differentiation move us forward? --
How do other countries educate smart kids? --
Japan : early neglect, later intensity --
Singapore : enough of a good thing? --
Korea : too much pressure? --
Taiwan : do as we say, not as we do --
Finland : not quite as advertised --
Germany : differentiating without differences --
Hungary : much talk, less action --
Switzerland : decentralized to excess? --
England : sifting through the policy rubble --
Ontario : how "special" is "gifted"? --
Western Australia : in for the long haul --
What have we learned? --
Moves America should make.
Series Title: Educational innovations.
Other Titles: Global challenge of educating high-ability students
Responsibility: Chester E. Finn, Jr., Brandon L. Wright.
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In this provocative volume, Chester E. Finn, Jr., and Brandon L. Wright argue that, for decades, the US has done too little to focus on educating students to achieve at high levels. The authors  Read more...

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