Segregation of Gifted Children in School Organization

Nancy S Young, Fordham University


According to a survey completed in 1930 by the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, there are 1,500,000 children of superior intelligence in the private and public schools of the United States, comprising about six percent of the school population. If these children, who are the nation's most precious potential assets, are to be developed to their full capacities, they should be placed in special classes, with a greatly enriched curriculum, the survey concludes; yet only 4,000 of them, or less than one-half of one percent, now have such advantages. The failure to provide for them has led to present conditions under which, according to the report, many gifted individuals, who might have made valuable contributions to the national life, are at large, working for their own selfish interests to the detriment of the common good.

Subject Area

Gifted Education|Educational evaluation

Recommended Citation

Young, Nancy S, "Segregation of Gifted Children in School Organization" (1931). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29282581.