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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 27: Capacities, Challenges and Curriculum for Australian Learners with Exceptional Potential for English-language Learning

Capacities, Challenges and Curriculum for Australian Learners with Exceptional Potential for English-language Learning
Capacities, challenges, and curriculum for australian learners with exceptional potential for english-language learning
Aranzazu M. Blackburn Susen R. Smith
Introduction

In order to contextualise the discussion that follows, this chapter situates multiculturalism in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) are the traditional custodians (around 3% of the total population), while waves of multi-ethnic migration from over 200 nations across the world have added to the cultural mix since British colonisation in 1788. Consequently, 33% of Australia's current population of nearly 25 million people were born overseas, of which, almost 18% had arrived after 2011, and now 75% identify with an ancestry other ...

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