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ERIC Number: EJ1019611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Gifted Education in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Tommis, Stephen
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v36 n3 p259-276 Sep 2013
Despite its close geographical, economic, and political ties with mainland China, Hong Kong has not followed the same trajectory on gifted education but instead has preferred to adopt a more Western approach to the definitions and provision for gifted learners (Shi & Zixiu, 2000; Zou, Yang, & Greene, 2007). Hong Kong is, on most measures of international achievement, one of the highest performing educational jurisdictions in the world yet, paradoxically, it is a relatively recent convert to gifted education (GE). Not surprisingly, Hong Kong shares a common cultural tradition with China, especially in terms of the cultural capital derived from Confucianism, which encourages a strong work ethic and in which educational policy sits. This article traces the development of thinking in GE from 1990 and outlines the framework for delivery using the three-tier implementation model. It describes the current GE landscape in terms of its school-based and off-site approaches to GE provision within this model, and it briefly reviews the main strands of research on GE in recent years.
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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: Hong Kong
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A