Special and Gifted Education

  • Lee-Anne Gray


Returning to the genius of Scott Barry Kaufman (Chapter 5) and his contribution to theories of intelligence, this chapter also reflects back on Michael, the student profiled in Chapter 5. The stories of both these individuals interweave to show how gifted and special education are complicated means of segregation, rather than clear programs that support unique students. Twice Exceptional (2e) students, as well as those with Asperger’s Disorder are examined with regard to very recent revelations in the history of Nazi Germany concerning the origins and implications of Hans Asperger. The chapter ties all of this together through the history of eugenics, the practices of purifying the race, and eliminating unwanted elements from the human gene pool.


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  • Lee-Anne Gray
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  1. 1.The Connect GroupToluca LakeUSA

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