Conference Proceedings

The World of Information:
Opportunities and Challenges for the Gifted and Talented
Proceedings from the 14th Biennial World Conference
of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
Barcelona, Spain, July 31 - August 4, 2001

Table of Contents

Part 1: Definition and identification of giftedness and talent

  • Neuroimaging the gifted brain
    John G. Geake
  • Conception and appraisal of personal intelligence
    Wu-Tien Wu
  • Identification and selection of gifted children
    Fei Xu
  • Screening Test for the early identification of gifted children
    Yolanda Benito and Jesus Moro
  • Project for early identification of gifted children in Brazil
    Christina M. B. Cupertino
  • Adaptation to high-ability identification
    Ainhoa Manzano, Enrique Arranz and Fernando Olabarrieta
  • Metacognition, personal intelligences and values in gifted secondary school students
    Joseph S. Renzulli, Rachel E. Sytsma and Kristin Berman
  • Giftedness and associated disorders: Gilles Tourette Syndrome
    Yolanda Benito


Part II: Emotional and social development of giftedness and talent

  • Implementing aptitudes
    Jean Ch. Brunault, Noureddine Boufalgha, Car D'Hondt, Adriana Melo-Salinas, Federica Mormando, Mary L. Parkinson, Robert Pagès, Pierre Paoletti, Jean-Ch. Terrassier, Hilde Van Rossen adn Dmitry V. Ushakov
  • The relationship between cognition, emotion and achievement: If only children didn't think
    Paule L. Eckhaus
  • Social stands against conceptual innovations in gifedness
    Mercé Martínez and Flavio Castiglione
  • The Montgomery computer scholars: Gifts emerge from prison
    Cynthia Kobel and Tery Stirling
  • Gifted children with learning disabilities: Relevant environmental factors
    Raquel Pardo de Santayana
  • I don't need a label - I know how bright I am!
    Rosemary A. Starr
  • Social myths in giftedneess
    Leopoldo Carreras and Flavio Castiglione
  • Moral reasoning across the curriculum
    Lesley Henderson
  • The safe - a safeway to science education for gifted youngsters
    Netta Maoz
  • Gifted women rocking the boat: Perceptions of merit in corporate culture
    Carole C. Peters
  • Building family-professional relationships in gifted programs
    Linda M. Mitchell and Kay L. Gibson
  • Self-psychology and hermeneutics: A new information-gathering system for counseling the gifted
    Alper Sahin
  • A research survey of overexcitabilities of gifted and talented students in Taiwan
    Hsin-Jen Chang
  • The ideas of mothers of gifted chidlren about children't development: An exploratory study
    Maria Conceição Gomes and Daniela Cunha


Part III: Educative interventions for gifted and talented children

Bloc I: Education Policy

  • The international education policy for gifted children
    Juan A. Alonso, Margarita Alvarez, Carmen Cretu, Joao Ary, Luzimar Camoes Peixoto, Josep Varela and Susan Morgan-Cuny
  • A study of Korean Presidential Law of Korean gifted education
    Myoung Hwan Kim, Eon Joo Kim, Koon Hyun Lee, Geun Chul Yuk, Sang Chun Lee, Chul Hoon Ham, Jong Deok Ha, In Ho Park, Ho Kam Kang and Sang Chan Park

Bloc II: Educative Programs

  • What is Schoolwide Enrichment? And how do gifted programs relate to total school improvement?
    Joseph S. Renzulli and Sally M. Reis
  • Acceleration and advocacy: The challenge continues
    Lynne Mackenzie-Sykes
  • Mentoring for talent development with at-risk populations
    Ken W. McCluskey and Andrea L.A. McCluskey
  • Logical Thinking and Investigation Skill of Gifted Children
    Ho-Joung Choi
  • Mathematically gifted elementary students' problem-solving strategies: A case study
    Astrid Heinze
  • Gifted programs on a shoestring
    Mary Carmen Galeo and Maria Fantauzzi
  • Highlights Project: Major characteristics of gifted students in Rio de Janeiro
    Marsyl Bulkool Mettrau and Maria Cláudia Dutra Lopes
  • Science gifted/talented education system in Korea
    Ho-Kam Kang, Lee Kang, Myoung-Hwan Kim, Jong-Duk Ha and In-Ho Park
  • Some group experiences with gifted students
    Susana Guerra
  • Exploring the Reggio Emilia approach for young gifted children
    Kay L. Gibson and Linda Mitchell
  • Cross-cultural and cross-generational perceptions of intelligence and giftedness in Australia
    Anthoula Kapsalakis, Mary Ainley and Terry Nienhuys
  • Changing the educational system through an example: The short history of "Schule Talenta Zürich"
    Jean-Jacques Bertschi
  • The management system of working with gifted children in the Republic of Kazakhstan
    Umit Zhexenbayeva
  • A staff development program in gifted education - Mexico
    Janet Saenz and Marcela Gonzalez
  • The challenging pupil and the inclusiveness of the school in an egalitarian school system
    Ole Kyed and Kirsten Baltzer

Bloc III: Education and creativity development

  • Classroom Creativity Climate Inventory: Assessing the School Environment for Creativity
    Denise de Souza Fleith
  • Encouraging creativity in exceptionally gifted students
    Rosa Isabel Rodríguez
  • Fostering Creativity at the University Level
    Eunice Soriano de Alencar


Bloc IV: Teacher Training

  • Essential characteristics of the gifted teacher
    Wilma J. Vialle and Siobhan Quigley
  • Reflections of preschool teachers on evaluating education programs for younger gifted children
    Ivan Ferbezer
  • Teacher teams, curriculum and assessment: implications for talented learners in secondary school
    Ann Robinson


Bloc V: Present and Future of Giftedness and Talent Education

  • Educating the gifted: A critical overview of international research
    Joan Freeman
  • Giftedness: A humanistic perspective
    Paulo Braga Fernandes
  • Tapping the creative power of the gifted and talented: The future of education in a civil society
    Todd Siler
  • Who will be the gifted of the future?
    Erika Landau