Sunday, April 3, 2011

DEFINITION OF GIFTED AND TALENTED

Elementary and Secondary Education Act : 

Students identified as gifted and talented based upon intellect or high test scoring, academic aptitude, creative or productive thinking, leadership ability, visual and performing arts skills and psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical and physical skills. “Students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need ...


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There is no standard global definition of what a gifted student is

Federal governmen

Gifted and talented children are those who by virtue of their outstanding abilities are capable of high performance.  These are children whose potentialities require differentiated education programs and/or services beyond those normally performance include those with demonstrated achievement or potential ability in any of the following areas, individually or in combination: general intellectual ability, specifiic academic aptitude, creative or productive thinking, leadership ability, visual and performing arts.

US Department of Education, 1993.

Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment

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