The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC) unites to stand up against all forms of racism and racial discrimination. In the last two weeks, we have watched and read news coverage on anti-racism protests across the world as a result of the ongoing systemic racism. This has ignited a global concern that is demanding a response. Racism divides societies, damages students, and hinders education. The WCGTC shall commit to advance equity, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination in schools, on campuses, and in research.
The WCGTC offers a platform to engage in open dialogue and sharing of practice. Building on the work already done by researchers of gifted education from diverse ethnic backgrounds, it can bring together the gifted education research community from across the globe as they seek to address injustice.
The WCGTC remains committed to supporting each country to ensure that gifted learners from all backgrounds and ethnicities have opportunities to access appropriate education through the development of practices that are equitable and inclusive. As an international organisation, the WCGTC is commited to implementing anti-racist and anti-discrimination policies, engaging in anti-racist practices and research further ensuring our membership and leadership opportunities do not discriminate based on race.