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Sillanpää, Taina; Visuri, Fredrika; Ruokonen, Inkeri – Global Education Review, 2022
Historically, Finnish early childhood education has been largely based on Friedrich Froebel's pedagogy. However, Froebelian pedagogy is no longer as well known in Finland as it once was. We at the Kindergarten Museum in Helsinki wanted to increase awareness of the Froebelian tradition. Together with artist Alexander Reichstein, we came up with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Play, Instructional Design
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Heuser, Brian L.; Wang, Ke; Shahid, Salman – Global Education Review, 2017
We examine recent research across countries and cultures in regard to the issues related to the formation of gifted and talented education perspectives, policies, and practices. Many modern cultures and subcultures have developed formal and informal definitions of what it means to be gifted and talented, and when we compare the perceptions,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Gifted, Special Education, Educational Policy
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Brown, Elissa F.; Wishney, Leigh R. – Global Education Review, 2017
Divisive rhetoric and heated political discourse surround the identification and education of gifted students and lead to opposing philosophical issues of egalitarianism versus elitism. Researchers have long chronicled the ambivalence in the United States over the concepts of giftedness and intellectual talent (Benbow & Stanley, 1996; see also…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Gifted, Political Influences