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Gifted and Talented?

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ABSTRACT

While I am sure that the majority of papers in this issue will be detailed research reports, I think it may be worthwhile to offer you my recollections on how, as a child in the 1970s who will now be labelled as gifted and talented, I am helped by what must have been a very forward looking local education authority and school to enjoy and excel in mathematics and music. They show how focussed and well directed efforts by a small number of people can make a profound difference to the educational experience of a child labelled as gifted and talented without necessarily requiring significant changes to the teaching strategies for the rest of the class in which that individual finds himself.

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Williams, D. (2015) Gifted and Talented?. Creative Education, 6, 680-682. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.67068.

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