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ERIC Number: EJ830168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Too Long Neglected: Gifted Young Children
Koshy, Valsa; Robinson, Nancy M.
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v14 n2 p113-126 2006
Identifying gifted and talented children and providing appropriate educational experiences for them has been firmly placed on the educational agenda in England by the Labour government since 1999. In the U.S.A., gifted education has received a high profile for several decades. In both countries, however, the needs of the younger gifted child have received scant attention. In this paper the authors argue that it is important to make provision for this group of children. They review available research findings on both identification of younger gifted children and what we known about intervention programmes. The paper also provides a background of what is currently happening in England and in the U.S.A., with reference to younger gifted children. It is hoped that this paper will provide a framework for international debate and provide some impetus for policy making and for practitioners. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United States