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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
Belle Wallace Dorothy A. Sisk John Senior

This volume was compiled to provide a current global overview of the challenges and issues in the field of gifted education for public and private school administrators, teachers, psychologists, researchers and parents. The various authors come from many different countries, with various cultures, politics, stages of economic development and educational policies. Each chapter has its own specific contribution to make regarding the current global picture.

In general, we have moved on from the earlier ‘panning for gold’ use of intelligence tests with rigid cut-off points and discussion of IQs. Now there is a trend towards ‘seeking the philosopher's stone', whereby each young person is presented with ...

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