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3.4.3 Gifted identification in rural and remote areas

Australian gifted students in rural and remote areas are commonly under-identified. PISA results for these students are often low. The obstacles facing teachers attempting to identify gifted students in this situation in many countries are significant. Which factors impede rural and remote school systems? How has increased use of IT impacted this problem? How can teachers positively and sustainably improve accurate identification and the education experiences for these children? How can teachers improve whole school awareness of the issue? How can parents assist to better identify and serve these children?

Author(s):

Christine Ireland
christine_ireland@yahoo.com
AAEGT
Australia

Christine Ireland is president of the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented, has published a chapter in Let The Tall Poppies Flourish and Giftedness Illuminated by Creativity. Christine has been a Secondary teacher for twenty years, and has been the gifted education coordinator in several secondary and primary schools. Christine has lectured at Melbourne University (Gifted Education units of the Master of Education), and at the Australian Catholic University. She has completed her Master of Education, a post graduate Certificate of Gifted Education, two Harvard Certificates of Education, and is currently completing her Doctorate of Education.

 

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