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ERIC Number: EJ1169287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-9686
Making a Difference: A Report on Educators Learning to Plan for Young Gifted Children
Morrissey, Anne-Marie; Grant, Anne
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, v26 n2 p16-28 Dec 2017
A three-session professional development (PD) program on planning for young gifted children was provided to sixty-six early childhood/early years educators, aiming to increase educators' professional knowledge and skills in this area. The program was grounded in a socio-cultural perspective that sees young gifted children as class members as well as individuals with specific needs. With this focus, the PD presented strategies for developing high quality educational programs to provide challenge for every child, including the most able learners. Participant evaluation feedback demonstrated an improved professional capacity to identify and plan for young gifted children. This was accompanied by an overt enthusiasm and confidence to be inclusive of the developmental needs of these children. The significance of this approach to professional development of educators is that it has the potential to increase appropriate educational provision for our young gifted children.
Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented. School of Education, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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