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ERIC Number: EJ1168522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Gifted Education in China
Zhang, Zhitian
Cogent Education, v4 n1 Article 1364881 2017
The purpose of the present article is to provide an overview of gifted education in China, by tracing the social and cultural roots of the education system, and to review recent research that relates to current practices in gifted education. As a starting point, I will analyse conceptualisations and definitions of the key terms "talent" and "giftedness" in a Chinese cultural context, along with society's understanding of talents and giftedness, and show how these concepts are different from and similar to Western conceptions and beliefs. Following standard educational practice, I will introduce the important research findings of the last decade and analyse major articles according to whether they follow an educational or psychological approach. Finally, I will provide an overview of education efforts for gifted students, including difficult issues that need more attention, and discuss China's contribution to gifted education in domestic and international contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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