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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 ...

The Education of Highly Able Children in England: Challenges and Achievements
The education of highly able children in England: challenges and achievements
Hilary Lowe
Introduction

The English state school system represents 90% of the provision for 4–19-year-olds and has evolved into a highly diverse one, encompassing:

  • Community schools, controlled by the local authority and not influenced by business or religious groups;
  • Foundation schools and voluntary schools, which have more freedom than community schools to change the way they do things;
  • Academies, run by a governing body, independent from the local authority and which can follow a different curriculum (increasingly grouped into Multi Academy Trusts);
  • Free schools, a type of academy – a non-profit-making, independent, state-funded school which is free to pupils who attend but which is ...
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