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Gifted and Talented Students

Students who show a remarkably high level of performance in one or more areas are referred to as having gifts and talents (gifted and talented). These students usually achieve at far higher levels than do their typically developing peers, which often means that the general education curriculum is not sufficiently challenging. Special measures are taken to provide effective instruction that meets the academic needs of this population of students. The education of students with gifts and talents deals with issues of diversity and the lack of inclusion of certain groups of students. This entry provides a brief overview of the history of gifted and talented education and discusses current trends regarding students identified in this category.

History and Development

For hundreds of years, many have been intrigued ...

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