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Gifted Education

The term gifted has been used in educational settings since the early 1920s when Lewis Terman conducted a study of students with high IQs. Giftedness was formally defined by the U.S. federal government in 1972 in a report by John Marland, which noted that gifted students showed evidence of or potential for advanced academic achievement. Approximately 3 million U.S. students have been identified as gifted and talented. It is generally used in education today to refer to students who learn at a faster pace than average students, or who show potential for outstanding artistic, athletic, or academic achievement. Students may be gifted in one or more areas. They may also be advanced in some areas and slower in others.

Not all gifted students are motivated or ...

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