Education of gifted children: national policy of countries of Asia



The article is a review of peculiarities of national policy of Asian countries (China, India, Japan, Singapore etc.) in the field of education of gifted children. Different systems of organization of education and support of gifted students are analyzed. The article also describes the methods of selection of pupils for specialized classes with special curriculum which include advanced and accelerated courses and correspond to differences in the level of intellectual development of students. In these countries organization of special educational programs for gifted students and their support on the national level now becomes a priority task as a means of development of economy and modernization of the society.

General Information

Keywords: of gifted children, educational programs, curriculum, methods of selection, specialized schools

Journal rubric: Psychology of Giftedness

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Ermakov S.S. Education of gifted children: national policy of countries of Asia. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2011. Vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 74–79. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


  1. Barbara A. K. Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent. Thousand Oaks, CA, 2009.
  2. Benjamin J. W. A Global Conceptualization of Giftedness: A Comparison of US and Indian Gifted Education Programs. San Rafael, CA, 2008.
  3. Choi K. M., Hon D. S. Gifted Education in Korea: Three Korean High Schools for the Mathematically Gifted // Gifted Child Today. 2009. 32 (2).
  4. Freeman S. J. Out-of-school educational provision for the gifted and talented around the world. A report for the Department of Education and Skills. London, 2002.
  5. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Frequently Asked Questions: Exceptionally Gifted Children.
  6. Schroth S. T., Helfer J. A., Beck D. L., Latshaw K. M. & Bahr Z. A. Gifted Education in China: A Transition toward Student-Centered Instruction // Gifted Education Press Quarterly. 2009. 23 (3).

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:, e-mail:



Total: 2243
Previous month: 23
Current month: 31


Total: 3237
Previous month: 10
Current month: 14