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ERIC Number: ED408755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Gifted Education in Taiwan: Services, Problems and Challenges.
Tsai, Den-Mo; Shih, Yew-Sheng
This paper traces the three stages of development of gifted programming in Taiwan, services that are now available in gifted education, and continuing challenges in gifted education. Critical events that shaped gifted education during 1973-79, 1980-81, and 1982-89 are described, including gifted programming for elementary students, junior high school students, and high school students. The establishment of summer camps for gifted students, the benefits and disadvantages to self-contained special classes and resource rooms, and the allowance for grade acceleration are discussed. Changes in gifted programming and services that are now available to gifted students are described, including: (1) earlier enrollment and acceleration; (2) more and better training of teachers; (3) access to a variety of programs; (4) additional avenues to higher level schools; and (5) the availability of more resources for gifted students. Problems and challenges in the development of gifted education are also discussed, including the definition and identification of gifted students, the impact of entrance examinations, the need for better curricula and teaching methods, and the need for a support system for gifted students. (Contains 45 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan