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ERIC Number: EJ818966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Nurturing Young Gifted and Talented Children: Teachers Generating Knowledge
Koshy, Valsa; Welham, Cathryn
Perspectives in Education, v26 n2 p67-79 Jun 2008
This article presents the findings of a set of Action Research projects carried out by practitioners in 14 Local Education Districts in collaboration with a team of university tutors over a period of three years. The aim of the project was to explore ways of nurturing the gifts and talents of children aged 4-7 years. The project was funded by the Department of Education and Skills as part of the government's gifted and talented programme in the United Kingdom (UK). Two specific outcomes of the project are presented in this article. The project helped to develop teachers' understanding of both the identification of and provision for gifted and talented younger children. It also highlighted that Action Research offered a suitable methodology for teacher-researchers to explore the complexity of the topic of giftedness through cycles of planning, action and reflection.
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-420-4732; Fax: +27-12-420-3003; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom