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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 1996

Published 6 times a year

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Identification and development of gifted children and youth: the Talent Search program 1270

Volkov A.V., researcher, Resource center for giftedness, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
The article is devoted to the analysis of the American program of identification and development of gifted and talented pupils, Talent Search, which represents abroad network of educational centers involved in identification and education of children on regional and national levels. It examines the testing procedure which is based on the use of so-called above-level testing and the main methods and forms of education of gifted and talented pupils which have passed the tests. Much attention in such education is paid to the optimal combination of the needs of learners and the aims of educational institutions. Basing on the analysis of modern state of the program the article identifies its strengths and weaknesses and gives a review of expressed recommendations for its further development

Keywords: national programs, giftedness, talents, identification, testing

Column: Gifted Children

For Reference

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  2. Lee S.-Y., Mathews M. S., Olszewski-Kubilius P.A national picture of Talent Search and Talent Search Educational Programs // The Gifted Child Quarterly. 2008. № 52 (1).
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  4. Swiatek M. A. The Talent Search Model: Past, Present, and Future // The Gifted Child Quarterly.2007. № 51 (4).
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