Identification and Characteristics of Gifted and Talented Students
This course provides an introduction to gifted and talented education (GATE), with a focus on identification
issues (including disparities in identification of specific ethnic and low
socio-economic subgroups) and characteristics of gifted and talented
learners, history of gifted and talented education, as well as an introductory
study of the various IQ tests and other identification instruments in use.
The course studies the current relevant educational codes in use, and
focuses on the use of multiple measures in GATE identification. It is also
appropriate for graduate students in other programs, including teachers,
counselors, and administrators who are interested in understanding basic
instructional strategies and related educational needs of gifted and talented
children and youth.