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ERIC Number: ED341189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
State of the Art of Giftedness Research and the German Part of Education of the Gifted and Talented Youth.
Heller, Kurt
This examination of the international state of giftedness research outlines two competitive paradigms (the psychometric paradigm and the paradigm of cognitive science) and argues that the paradigms should be regarded as complementary. The neglect of social psychology in the conceptualization of giftedness is decried, and applied and basic research are contrasted. Research projects, conferences, and cross-cultural studies carried out in Germany on giftedness and talent are described. A list of research needs is presented. Organizational measures are cited for improving the structure of the support of the gifted in Germany, especially in view of the cooperative efforts between the recently combined East and West Germany. Perspectives are offered on an all-German responsibility for the future support of the gifted. (Includes approximately 45 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Germany
Note: Paper presented at the Educational Research Workshop on Gifted Children and Adolescents, Research and Education in Europe (Nijmegen, The Netherlands, July 23-26, 1991).