At this year’s WATG conference, Drs. Susan Assouline and Pam Clinkenbeard presented information about acceleration. The University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center has published a review of the most current and informed research and thinking on this topic, entitled A Nation Empowered.
The purpose of A Nation Empowered, the follow-up to A Nation Deceived, is to inform educators, parents, and policymakers of current research on acceleration, how that information has been applied to educational policy throughout the nation, and how educators can use the findings to make decisions for their brightest students.
Volume 1 (73 pages) summarizes the research on acceleration and features stories of accelerated students and their families. Ideal for administrators, parents, and others who need a brief, clear introduction to acceleration.
Volume 2 (282 pages) is a thorough report of what we have learned from over 50 years of educational research on acceleration and gifted students. Eighteen chapters provide an in-depth, wide-ranging look at this underused intervention. Recommended for educators, parents, researchers, and anyone looking for specific information on acceleration's effectiveness.
Both volumes are available for purchase or can be downloaded in pdf format at no cost at: http://www.idealsolutionsmath.com/Ecomm/Product/Default.aspx
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