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The SAGE Handbook of Gifted & Talented Education provides a comprehensive and international overview of key challenges and issues in the field of gifted education, making this an invaluable volume for individuals in the fields of education, public and private school administration, psychology and beyond. Containing contributions by a range of expert authors from around the world, chapters include discussions of the wide range of human abilities and talents which impinge upon academic success, with explorations of various political, social and economic factors which influence how giftedness and gifted education is defined and understood in different regions around the globe. PART 1. CONCEPTS OF GIFTEDNESS AND IDENTIFICATION: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS. PART 2: EDUCATIONAL PROVISION: PROGRAMS AND STRATEGIES. PART 3: GLOBAL RESPONSES TO EMERGING G&T ...

Chapter 17: Building Knowledge Bridges: Synthesising Early Years and Gifted Education Research and Practice to Provide an Optimal Start for Young Gifted Children

Building Knowledge Bridges: Synthesising Early Years and Gifted Education Research and Practice to Provide an Optimal Start for Young Gifted Children
Building knowledge bridges: synthesising early years and gifted education research and practice to provide an optimal start for young gifted children
Margaret Sutherland Niamh Stack
Introduction: Policy Provision

Global events and attention to the rights, needs, and interests of young children have led to the increased international awareness of a range of stakeholders that ECCE [Early Childhood Care and Education] should be valued not only as part of education as a human right but also for individual and societal development (UNESCO 2006). Thus, what started out as a state-sponsored intervention to provide custodial care to a disadvantaged ...

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