Proceedings have been published for many of the World Conferences. Below is a list of articles included in the Proceedings. 

1975: London, England

Section One: Papers by Visiting Speakers

  • Gifted children: Is there a problem? – Lord James of Rushholme
  • Realizing our potential – Harold C. Lyon
  • The identification & evaluation of gifted children – G. W. Parkyn
  • Needed: A new partnership for the gifted – James J. Gallagher
  • Round the clock with gifted musicians – Anthony Brackenbury
  • A review of the research related to giftedness in early childhood education – John P. Casey& Nancy L. Quisenberry
  • Teaching the gifted & talented teacher: A training model – Dorothy Sisk
  • Education the gifted child: Challenge & response in the USA – Joe Khatena
  • Retrospect & Prospects: A British view – George C. Robb
  • Fostering creativity in the gifted child – A. Harry Passow
  • Israel’s first experiment in special classes for gifted children within regular schools – Nava Butler
  • Gifted children study the future – E. Paul Torrance (co-authors Catherine B. Brunch & Thomas M. Goolsby)
  • Workshop activities 1 – Sally J. Patton
  • Workshop activities 2 – Eric Ogilvie
  • Continuing gifted in later years (official summary) – Sheila Browne
  • Emotional disturbances in the gifted child (official summary) – Pamela Mason

Section Two: Reports of Discussion Groups & Additional Papers

  • Research into attainment levels – Frieda Painter
  • The Gulbenkian Project on gifted children – Joan Freeman
  • Mathematics for gifted children – W. K. Hayman, Y. N. Dowker, L. G. Buxton & Margaret Hayman
  • Identifying gifted elementary school children – J. McMillan
  • Physical handicaps & dyslexia – William Gooddy
  • Physical prowess – Clinton Sayer
  • Music & the gifted child – Michael Hambourg & Alfred Nieman
  • Children ask questions about the future of mankind – Erika Landau
  • Creativity & brain mechanisms – Nouri Jaffar
  • Counseling – Margaret Branch

Section Three: What My Country Does for Gifted Children

  • Australia – Warren Lee
  • Brazil – Raquel Braune
  • Canada – John P. Maclean
  • Czechoslovakia – Olga Pacesova
  • Denmark – Kirsten Mørch Vaughan
  • France – Jean-Charles Terrassier
  • Ghana – N. O. Anim
  • India – K. N. Saxena
  • Iraq – Kamil Al-Dabbagh
  • Israel – Dan Bitan
  • Italy – Egle Becchi
  • Kenya – N. O. Bwibo
  • Kuwait – S. Al-Raias
  • Malaysia – Rahimi Ibrahim
  • Mexico – Odalmira Mayogoitia de Toulet
  • Netherlands – Gerard A. van Eldert
  • New Zealand – Clement G. N. Hill
  • Nigeria – Christie Ade Ajayi
  • Poland – Lidia Woloszynowa
  • South Africa – C. Ramfol
  • Sri Lanka – A. Ranjan Abeyasinghe
  • Sweden – Mary Ekdahl & Christina Ekblad
  • Syria – Moubina Kouatly
  • Trinidad & Tobago – Jean George
  • Turkey – Halide Yavuz

1977: San Francisco, California, USA

Major Presenters

  • Educational support services for the gifted – James J. Gallagher
  • Educational non-acceleration: An international tragedy – Julian Stanley
  • Creativity: The process of discovery – Sidney Parnes
  • Gifted children of the future: Predictions and proposed solutions – E. Paul Torrance
  • The gifted child in the comprehensive school – D. T. E. Marjoram

Program Descriptions and Design

  • The socially organized system for identification of talents – Tudor Angelov
  • The suggestopaedic study system – Peter Balevski
  • Strategies and resources for creative encounters with the future – Berenice Bahr Bleedorn
  • Future images: Career education for gifted students – Peggy Harding and Paula Berger
  • The Young Persons Institute for the Promotion of Science – Erika Landau
  • Programs for gifted and talented children in Venezuela – Eduwardo Plaza
  • Identifying and programming for highly gifted underachievers in the elementary school – Joanne Rand Whitmore


  • The use of the Block Design subtest of the WISC as identifying instrument for spatial children – Lucille Beckman
  • Parents and children’s perceptions of special classes for highly gifted children – Nava Butler and Ruth Butler
  • Is high intelligence a handicap? – Joan Freeman
  • Creativity and brain mechanisms – Nouri Jaffar
  • Elementary education, personal adjustment, and social achievement in a national sample of gifted adults – Philip Powell
  • Research developments in giftedness and creativity in India – M. K. Raina

Perspectives and Philosophy on Giftedness

  • The gifted child in the family – Sidney Bridges
  • Helping parents of gifted children – Peter Congdon
  • Changing times and the education of gifted girls – Lynn Fox
  • A comprehensive approach to the identification of the gifted and talented black child – Priscilla Hilliard
  • Education and guidance of superior students: A framework – Phillip Perrone and Charles Pulvino
  • Futuristic views of gifted child education – Paul Plowman
  • Turning attention to the gifted – Lewis M. Terman 1910-30 – May V. Seagoe
  • Gifted children and psychopathology: The syndrome of dyssynchrony – Jean-Charles Terrassier

1979: Jerusalem, Israel

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1981: Montréal, Canada

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1983: Manila,Philippines

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1985: Hamburg, Germany

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1987: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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1989: Sydney, Australia

Characteristics/ Identification

  • “Not Waving, But Drowning”: The Exceptionally Gifted- Miraca U.M. Gross and K. Brian Start
  • The Munich Longitudinal Study of Giftedness- Kurt A. Heller, Christoph Perleth and Wolfgang Sierwald
  • Opinions on the Education of Gifted and Talented Students: Some Preliminary Australian Data- Stan Bailey and Ron Sinclair
  • How Teachers Find Their Gifted Students for Enrichment Courses– Describing, Explaining, and Improving Their Selection Strategies- Ernst A. Hany and Kurt A. Heller
  • Identifying the Gifted New Immigrant/ Refugee: Problems, Strategies, Implications- Carole R. Harris
  •  Identification: Theoretical Considerations About a Dependency Structure and a New Further- Diagnostic Approach- Klaus K. Urban
  • Leisure Time Behaviour of Gifted Studies and the Psychology of Leisure Activities- Ernst A. Hany

Underrepresented Populations

  •  Gifted Girl Underachievers- Nava Butler-Por
  • Perceptions of Teachers of the Gifted Toward Characteristic Behaviours of Gifted Females in Rural Schools- Kyung-Won Jeon and Robert S. Ristow
  •  Beyond Identification: Assessing Learning Needs of Gifted/ Learning Disabled Students- Judy L. Lupart
  • Gender Differences: A Research Review of Social and Emotional Considerations- Bruce E. Kline and Elizabeth B. Short
  •  Perceptions of American Teachers, American Parents, Korean Teachers and Korean Partens of the Gifted on the Pedagogical Factors of Underachievement in Gifted Youngsters- Kyung-Won Jeon and John F. Feldhusen
  •  Where Do Gifted children with Learning Disabilities Belong?-  Luise B. Savage
  • Motivating the Gifted Underachiever: Unleashing Potential- Carol L. Patrick

Psychological Variables

  •  The Development and Use of Thinking Skills Tests- Linda J. Sheffield
  • Report of Cognitive Processing of High IQ Adolescents That Affect Learning of Abstract and Hypothetical Concepts- Jaclyn R. Huber
  • Differentiating Instruction by Cognitive Styles Using Guilford’s Structure of Intellect- Colin J. Laine
  • The Role of Art in Cognition: A Problem Solving Approach- Jeanie Goertz
  • Investigation of Work Motivation in Gifted School Children- Louise Mares
  • The Relationship Between the Personality, Self- Concept and Academic Achievement of a Group of Gifted Primary School Children- Willie Paulsen
  •  Behavioural Management: A Flexible Response is Required for Gifted Youth- Bruce E. Kline and Elizabeth B. Short
  • Dyslexia and Giftedness: A Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses- P.J. Congdon
  • The Relationship Between Affect and Achievement for Gifted Students, As Compared to Average and Learning Disabled Students- R. Mulcahy, L. Wilgosh and D. Peat

Programs: National/ Systems

  •  Gifted Education Approaches and Israel 1989- Blanka Burg
  • Canadian Guidelines for Preferable Future Practices in Programming for Gifted Learners- Carol Casswell and Margaret Lipp
  • Programs for Gifted and Talented Students in the Northern Territory- Alan Day
  • Developing the Potential of Children in Disadvantaged Communities: The TASC Project: “Thinking Actively in a Social Context”- Harvey B. Adams and Belle Wallace
  • Gifted Education on Guam- Sharon L. Robins
  • Project to Orient and Identify Talents– Extracurricular Course for Talented Children and Their Effects: A Parent’s Point of View- Joao C. Di Genio, Marilia Ancona-Lopez, and Almir Brandao
  •  Integrative Curriculum for Gifted Learners- Mildred E. Kersh
  • Gifted and Talented Education in China: From Ancient to Modern Times- Caroline Kwok
  • The Challenge of Excellence: One Queensland Perspective- Harry J.O. Milne
  • The Contribution of the Brazilian Association for the Gifted at the Federal District for the Reinforcement of Talent and Excellence- Eunice J.L. Soriano de Alencar

Programs: Local/ School

  •  Policy and Practice: Brisbane South Gifted Education Teachers’ Kit- Dianne Sturdy
  • The Sunshine Coast Regional Model for Gifted Children- Peter Freney
  • Catering for Children with Special Ability: An Eclectic Approach- Barbara Garrick
  • A School-Based Program, Years 7 – 9- Sue Kirsten
  • Escape to the Palace of Wisdom0 Maria McCann
  • Inclass Provision or Withdrawal: An Investigation Into Two Methods of Catering for Gifted Children in the School Setting- Peter Freney
  • The Power of Parent Persuasion- Ivan H. Rowe

Specific Talents

  •  The Gifted and Talented Second Language Learner- Doirt Monheit
  • Vocational- Technical Education: New Opportunities for Involving Highly Creative Student- Don A. Carpenter
  • A Special Program for Gifted Children in Science and Music- Netta Maoz
  • The Performing Arts Problem- Solving Pyramid- Carole R. Harris
  • “So There is Someone Out There Like Me!” Creative Arts Camp- Helen Drewe and Beryl Plummer
  • Developing Leadership and Prosocial Behvaiours in Young Gifted Children- Nancy Hensel

Specific Target Groups

  •  University/ College Education of Future Teachers of the Gifted: A Case Study- Eddie J. Braggett
  • Nurturing the Gifted and Talented in Non- School Settings- Carolyn Yewchuk
  • Mentoring: A Challenge Experience for Highly Able Youngsters- Keith G. Frampton
  • Career Developing of Eminent Canadian Women- Carolyn Yewchuk and Charron Chatterton
  • Ten Mandates for Gifted Education in the 1990s: Let’s Resolve the Issues and Move on – Carolyn R. Cooper

1991: The Hague, The Netherlands

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1993: Toronto, Canada

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1995: Hong Kong

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1997: Seattle, Washington, USA

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1999: Istanbul, Turkey

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2001: Barcelona, Spain

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2003: Adelaide, Australia

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2005: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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2007: Warwick, England

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2009: Vancouver, Canada

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