Gifted education in Australia and New Zealand.

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    Australia, consisting of eight state/territories across Austral and New Zealand, has been grappling with the concept of giftedness within a egalitarian framework since the 1970's, seeking to provide an educational system that fosters excellence in individuals, while aiming to avoid any claims of elitism and privilege (Braggett, 1993). Gifted education as a field of study in Australia and New Zealand began in the 1970's. The responsibility of providing education programs in primary and secondary schools exists at a state level, but it also influenced at a local level by parental awareness and demand, education policies, and teacher education. This has led to variability in the development of gifted education across Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAPA Handbooks in Psychology
    Subtitle of host publicationAPA handbook of giftedness and talent
    EditorsSteven Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Megan Foley-Nicpon
    Place of PublicationWashington DC
    PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9781433826962
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameAPA Handbooks in Psychology Series
    PublisherAmerican Psychological Association


    • Psychology, giftedness, talent

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