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Sherrlene Uy

Teacher - English and Research, Glendale School, Inc. (QC, Phil)

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What are the challenges that gifted and creative individuals face at present?

Hi everyone! I am working on a research about the gifted and creative individuals. I'd like to know what are the challenges that the gifted and creative people experience in your country. Share your thoughts please :) Thanks!

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  • Feb 27 2013: Cookie-cutter education. We had to move my daughter to a new school this last year because the superintendent of her old school imposed a district-wide policy of no extra help for the slower students, and no extra challenges for the faster students. Consequently, my daughter was bored a year ago, because half-way through the school year, her teacher was still presenting material that she had already learned. In tough economic times, educational programs that target kids whose abilities lie outside of a narrowly defined "average range" are all to easy to cut from the curriculum.
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      Feb 28 2013: I completely agree. One size fits all education is to the detriment of almost everyone. Curiosity is culled early on and with it the joy of learning. Our current educational system is not well-suited for todays World. Boredom draws the gifted back and failure on exams puts labels on the 'slow' for life. We judge our children so early and so often and yet we all know judging others is a bad thing.

      We would be served abandoning the entire thing and setting up a few 'centers' where kids could go to draw, paint, build (lego or woodwork age dependent) and a variety of other things. Let them choose.

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