Holloway first looks at the question from the homogeneous versus heterogeneous grouping perspective. From this perspective two researchers, Renuzulli and Mesler, found that the regular (heterogeneous) classroom could serve the gifted students. Renuzulli suggested that teachers would need special training or access to specialists. The four other researches cited found homogenous grouping was better for gifted students. Burns and Mason found this was true because “the higher ability classes received better instruction or had higher ability teachers and benefited from high-ability classmates” (p.89).
Pros and Cons of Being Labeled a Gifted Child Gifted is defined as "children who give evidence of high performance capability in areas such as intellectual, artistic, creative, leadership capacity, or specific academic fields, and who require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop such capabilities. There is a biological difference between gifted kids. They have an increased cell production that will increase synaptic activity. This is what causes the added increase in thought production. There are many myths that surround the gifted community like "gifted students will be fine on their own", or "gifted students are happy, popular, and well adjusted in school."