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What are some concerns about removing gifted students from the regular classrooms?

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November 28, 2008 9:40PM

This is a debatable subject.

One of the main concerns is the social aspect. Removing them from normal everyday children, they will not be able to handle dealing with normal everyday people as they get older.

Placing them in "gifted only" classes may give them the false impression that everyone else is "stupid" and they are better than others. When there are children with brains that did not form properly may cause increased learning capacity but may also cause a reduced social functionality, removing them from normal classrooms may end up causing more harm than good. When you get the extremes, it may be better to separate them but that is the exception rather than the suggested rule.