Writing paper

A) your argument for or against inclusion of students with exceptionalities into mainstream classes. Frame your argument from an educational psychology perspective. Support your response using the Learning Resources and current literature.

Resources

  • Article: Kuo, C., Maker, J., Su, F., & Hu, C. (2010). Identifying young gifted children and cultivating problem solving abilities and multiple intelligences. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(4), 365–379.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycINFO database.
  • Article: Litvack, M. S., Ritchie, K. C., & Shore, B. M. (2011). High- and average-achieving students’ perceptions of disabilities and of students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Exceptional Children, 77(4), 474–487.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.
  • Article: Lovett, B. J. (2011) On the diagnosis of learning disabilities in gifted students: Reply to Assouline et al. (2010). Gifted Children Quarterly, 55(2), 149–151.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the SAGE Premier 2010 database.
  • Article: McKay, J., & Neal, J. Diagnosis and disengagement: Exploring the disjuncture between SEN policy and practice. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 9(3), 164–172.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Education Research Complete database.
  • Article: Perrone, K. M., Wright, S. L., Ksiazak, T. M., Crane, A. L., & Vannatter, A. (2010). Looking back on lessons learned: Gifted adults reflect on their experiences in advanced classes, Roeper Review: A Journal on Gifted Education, 32(2), 127–139.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycINFO database.
  • Article: Richards, G. (2010). ‘I was confident about teaching but SEN scared me’: Preparing new teachers for including pupils with special needs. Support for Learning, 25(3), 108–115.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.

Part B)

a brief explanation of two ways educational psychology can promote academic success for gifted students. Then explain two potential challenges of educating gifted students in mainstream classes.