Gifted Education in Korea: Three Korean High Schools for the Mathematically Gifted



The article examines the questions of mathematics education of gifted children in Korea. The authors discuss the methods and the forms of working with this type of children. Differences in qualifications of teachers in different institutions engaged in working with gifted children are shown. The article deals with the topic of opportunities provided for gifted pupils in such educational institutions, for example, carrying out individual research in higher grades. The accelerated education program is described in detail It is noted that pupils of such schools. It is noted that the pupils of such schools have advantages when studying in a group of pupils with similar level of talents and interests.

General Information

Keywords: gifted pupils, curriculum, selection methods, entrance examinations, advanced courses

Journal rubric: Psychology of Giftedness

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kyong M., Dae S. Gifted Education in Korea: Three Korean High Schools for the Mathematically Gifted. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2011. Vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 87–94. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Mi Choi Kyong, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Iowa City, Lindquist Center, Iowa, USA, e-mail:

Sik Hon Dae, PhD, PhD., Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA