Part 1: In 400 words reflect on Emotional Dimensions of Giftedness and Highly Gifted Children in Full Inclusion Classrooms and discuss 2 issues which highly gifted children face. Part 2: Review Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Students: An Underserved Population in 400 words , discuss what is believe to be the least restrictive environment for this population.
A fascinating island off the coast of the mainland of Italy, historically, Sicily has been conquered and ruled by some different countries spanning more than two millennia (Dunbabin, 1968). Sicily was ruled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabic kingdoms, the Normans, the British and the Spanish. More recently, the US has had a heavy presence post-WWII as the co-military liberators of the island (Dunbabin, 1968).In Catania on the east coast of Sicily, it is considered to be much more cosmopolitan than the capital of the island, Palermo, due to the strong presence of Americans (Paglia, 2003).Since the liberation, American soldiers have resided in Catania at the army base, Sigonella. Sicily has therefore also been an island with a high number of different cultures and languages and especially in Catania where exposure to English has often been higher than other parts of Italy. Perhaps then, this is why Sicilian attitudes towards learning English are mostly positive. This could be because there has always been fierce competition for jobs at the Sigonella army base in Catania and more often than not, a certain level of English is required for most positions (NAS Sigonella, 2018) There are a number of English language centres across Catania including, Wall Street English, Yes! English, JM English, The London School, TuttoLingue and Giga International House, all of which are privately run businesses. First and foremost, this is an indication that there is a demand to learn English which can be coupled with the every growing number of students attending private language courses for a number of reasons. For example, studying abroad, travelling, working abroad, a local job opportunity with tourism or Sigonella jobs. The number of students increased by almost 25% at Giga International house from September 2016 to the new academic intake of September 2017 (P. La Rosa, personal communication, January 24, 2018). This increase could be owed to the fact that the government introduced the ‘Carta Del Docente’ to 16 to 18-year-olds. The Carta Del Docente was previously only available to teachers and can be spent on educational activities such as museums and teaching (Carta Del Docente, 2018).GIGA International House is the only private English language centre authorised to receive the ‘Carta Del Docente’ so this could also be a factor in the number of students enrolling at the school. The increase in the number of enrolments to learn English at Giga International House in Catania is perhaps a telling sign that attitudes towards learning English are on the rise by enlarging in Sicily. The desire to learn English by people in Catania can also be eviden>GET ANSWER