What is it about?

This article is a response to a study by two economists on the academic benefits of a gifted program. I welcome the perspective of outsiders on gifted programs and explain the positive contributions of the study to the field.

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Why is it important?

Gifted education is often insular and isolated from other fields and perspectives. Having two economists investigate a gifted program strengthens the field and can make valuable contributions to program evaluation and curriculum development.


This was the first article that I was invited to write. The Card and Giuliano study that I responded to was methodologically strong, but contributed little to theory. I was thrilled that non-educators would take an interest in gifted education, and I hope it's not the last time that outsiders research gifted programs.

Dr Russell T. Warne
Independent Scholar

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This page is a summary of: A Welcomed Intrusion, Journal of Advanced Academics, February 2016, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1932202x15627478.
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