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This resource helps practitioners identify gifted and talented pupils, resolve underachievement, develop strategies for gifted and talented pupils, and devise a tailored curriculum for able pupils.


Many believe that acceleration refers to the speed at which a pupil progresses through the school curriculum, while others believe it is the rate of a pupil's cognitive development, rather than an educational intervention (Van Tassel-Baska, 1992). These views are not necessarily contradictory – gifted pupils do demonstrate more rapid cognitive development than age peers and they do progress much more quickly through curriculum content. In most secondary schools, acceleration is a strategy that enables gifted and talented pupils to take ...

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