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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 ...

Introduction
Introduction
John Senior

This section offers a highly stimulating and informative range of different perspectives on many of the central themes of this book, including the identification, definition, and developmental support of children and adults who demonstrate high ability through their gifts and talents. Our contributors also examine the larger economic, political and humanitarian issues regarding the gifted, able and talented. Hilary Lowe in ‘The Education of Highly Able Children in England: Challenges and Achievements’ (Ch 30), argues that at least two major areas of interest should be our concern: the economic contribution resulting from attending to the needs of the gifted, and their individual rights and legitimate expectations – and clearly, one does not exclude the other. Lowe reflects on ...

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