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ERIC Number: EJ886899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Raising Expectations: Talent Development in Belfast
Ryan, David; Wilson, Joanne
Gifted and Talented International, v23 n2-v24 n1 p107-118 Dec 2008-Aug 2009
A unique talent development project took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland over the autumn (fall) term of 2007 that developed 60 young people from ten diverse schools (Special, Secondary, Grammar, Controlled (state schools) and Catholic Maintained). The project culminated in Manchester on 3 December 2007 when the Young People undertook a journey from Belfast to Manchester following in the footsteps of George Best--the famous Manchester United and Northern Ireland professional footballer. The event attracted a huge media interest--being covered by Northern Ireland's Ulster Television News programme, the leading Northern Ireland NI newspaper--The Belfast Telegraph, The Manchester Evening News, Manchester United Television-Sky channel, Manchester Evening News and BBC Manchester. A research study was undertaken in parallel with the project to quantify the young people's self-image, abilities and belief in achievement before, during and after the project. (Contains 8 tables.)
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada. Tel: 204-789-1421; Fax: 204-783-1188; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Belfast); United Kingdom (Manchester)