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ERIC Number: EJ1005756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
How Finland Serves Gifted and Talented Pupils
Tirri, Kirsi; Kuusisto, Elina
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v36 n1 p84-96 Mar 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the ways gifted and talented pupils are served in Finland. The trend toward individualism and freedom of choice as well as national policy affecting gifted education are discussed. Empirical research on Finnish teachers' attitudes toward gifted education with respect to the national discussion on giftedness is reviewed. Special schools, programs, and summer camps designed for gifted and talented pupils are introduced. Finland's strengths and weaknesses in supporting academic and creative talent through gifted programs are identified. A greater need to recognize the social and affective needs of gifted pupils is acknowledged. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland