Features of modern educational programs for intellectually gifted high school students in Europe and North America



This article provides an overview of the main trends in the creation of educational programs for gifted students in schools in Europe, USA and Canada. It is focused on general principles in developing the content of curricula for gifted students, such as taking into account individual features of the development of talent, high-level cognitive motivation and specific educational interests. It also describes the strategies of accelerating, expanding and enriching school material and features of their use in various models of educational programs for gifted students.

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Keywords: gifted child, curriculum, intellectual giftedness, cognitive motivation, learning strategies for gifted students

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology and Pedagogical Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Ermakov S.S. Features of modern educational programs for intellectually gifted high school students in Europe and North America [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 72–83. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sergey S. Ermakov, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher of the Laboratory "Information Technologies for Psychological Diagnostics" Associate Professor of the Department of "Age Psychology named after Professor L.F.Obukhova" of the Faculty of "Psychology of Education", Associate Professor of the Department of "Applied Mathematics" of the Faculty of "Information Technology"., Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4330-2618, e-mail: ermakovss@mgppu.ru



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