The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Announces 2023 Award Winners

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 2023 award winners.

 International Creativity Award
James C. Kaufman – University of Connecticut, 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
Franzis Preckel – University of Trier, Germany

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.

A. Harry Passow International Award for Leadership in Gifted Education
Colm O’Reilly – Dublin City University, Ireland
Abdullah Aljughaiman – King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

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 Scholar in Gifted Education Award
Kadir Bahar – University of Georgia, USA

The recipient must be 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.

Contact: Tyler Clark, or 1-270-745-6323

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