Conceptions of giftedness are grounded in culture. Understanding how giftedness is identified and nurtured in diverse contexts helps us broaden and deepen our own perspectives. It also improves our understanding of the role of culture and context in the identification and education of gifted and talented children. Asia is the world's largest and most populated region. More than half the people in the world live there. Geographically speaking, it consists of four regions: Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, and Southeast Asia. Historically, each region pursued different paths in its social formation and political development. As a result, Asia is a continent with amazing diversity. It includes some of the richest countries in the word (Japan) and the poorest (Bangladesh). Asians are therefore distinctively unique ...

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