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Shortly after the 1916 release of the Stanford-Binet Scale of Intelligence in the United States, Lewis Terman initiated research to find out more about those who had unusually high scores on this individually administered test. The formal study of giftedness had begun. Terman's Genetic Studies of Genius was published in 1925 and reported on 1,528 gifted children. Since that time the field of giftedness has grown dramatically as measured both by the literature and the number of professional organizations concerned with the nature and education of the gifted. This extensive literature has been characterized by a lack of unanimity as to a definition of giftedness or how it is to be measured. Yet the huge amount of available information clearly shows that knowing about ...

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