Title

State definitions for the gifted and talented revisited

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2000

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Abstract

Definitions of gifted and talented students have been in a state of evolution for some time. Many states rely on the federal interpretation as a guideline for establishing their definitions relating to gifted education. However. the federal definition has gone through a series of metamorphoses with the addition and deletion of various terms and components. This article presents a brief history of the transition of the federal definition for students who are gifted and talented, as well as a description of other definitions that have impacted state definitions. An overview of state definitions in 1990 and 1998 is also presented and analyzed.

Publication Title

EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN

Volume

66

Issue

2

First Page

219

Last Page

238