State Definitions for the Gifted and Talented Revisited
Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
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.
Stephens, K. R.,
Karnes, F. A.
(2000). State Definitions for the Gifted and Talented Revisited. Exceptional Children, 66(2), 219-238.
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