Accelerated learning, isn't that just for gifted students? Accelerating the Learning of All Students: Cultivating Culture Change in Schools, Classrooms, and Individuals answers that question while providing a vivid description of what happens at the school, classroom, and individual levels when people attempt to extend efforts to accelerate learning to all students. The book begins with a definition of accelerated learning and provides a vivid description of efforts to accelerate the learning of three populations of students: those identified as gifted, those identified as low-achieving, and all students. The book then examines the assumptions shaping school, classroom, and individual efforts to accelerate the learning of all students. Written by a pair of educators, one trained in gifted and talented education and the other in cultura anthropology, this book provides teachers, parents, administrators, and researchers with insight into why we continue to fail so many students and how we can cultivate change in schools, classrooms, and individuals so that all students receive the enriched, challenging learning experiences typically reserved only for students identified as gifted.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Foreword -- Introduction -- The Multiple Meanings of Acceleration -- Accelerate = Serving Gifted and Talented Students -- Accelerate = Targeting Low-Achieving Students -- Accelerate = Challenging All Students -- Cultivating Culture Change to Accelerate the Learning of All Students -- Cultivating Acceleration Within School Cultures -- Cultivating Acceleration Within Classroom Cultures -- Individuals as Cultivators: Acting on Changed Assumptions Within and Beyond the School