For Immediate Release
In conjunction with the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC®) biennial conference, the WCGTC® presents awards in six different areas of recognition: research, creativity, leadership, distinguished service, emerging leader, and emerging scholar.
The Executive Committee congratulates each of the 2021 award winners.
World Council Distinguished Service Award
Julia Link Roberts – Western Kentucky University, USA
Leonie Kronborg – Monash University, Australia
The recipient must have made an outstanding contribution to gifted education as reflected in service to the WCGTC and in the furtherance of its purposes over a period of ten years or more.
International Creativity Award
Barbara Kerr – University of Kansas, USA
The recipient must have international recognition in the field of creativity and must have made significant contributions to promoting creativity in education.
International Award for Research
Françoys Gagné – Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
The recipient must have international recognition in gifted education and made significant contributions through research in establishing gifted education as a recognized field of study in education, in extending the knowledge base of gifted education, and in improving the practice of gifted education.
Harry Passow International Award for Leadership in Gifted Education
Ann Robinson – University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
The recipient must have international stature as a leader in gifted education—one whose life and work have significantly influenced policy and practices in gifted education or one who has made other outstanding contributions in promoting the cause of gifted education worldwide.
Emerging Leader in Gifted Education Award
Andrew Almazan – Centro de Atención al Talento, Mexico
The recipient must be in the first 10 years of career in gifted education; evidence of advanced studies in gifted education, talent development, or creativity (e.g., certification, graduate degree); evidence of impact of teaching, research, and/or advocacy on gifted education in their country or region; evidence of outstanding promise for leadership; and evidence of service to gifted education.
Emerging Scholar in Gifted Education Award
Alexandra Vuyk – Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Paraguay
The recipient must be a current member of the WCGTC; in the first 10 years of career in gifted education; evidence of graduation from their most recent advanced research degree gifted education, talent development, or creativity (i.e., Doctoral) within 10 years of the nomination; evidence of impact of research in gifted education in their country or region; evidence of outstanding promise for leadership; and evidence of service to gifted education.
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