International Gifted Advocacy Organisations and Best Practice
We are currently developing this page to bring you the best practices in gifted Education from Abroad, including those programmes operating in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Austraila and China. In the meantime you can download an excellent summation of these programmes from the NCCA in the following publication: “Gifted and Talented In and Out of the Classroom”, A Report for the Council of Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) February 26th 2006
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children - website of the worldwide gifted advocacy organisation, the purpose of which "is to focus world attention on gifted and talented children and ensure the realization of their valuable potential to the benefit of humankind."
National Association for Gifted Children UK - This is a 40 year old Charitable organisation for Gifted Children and their families in Britain. A great website with lots of information.
Hoagies Gifted Education Page - a fantastic US resource for parents and educators of gifted kids, with a special section for kids only. Totally self funded it gives fantastic advice such as dealing with schools. Don't be put off by the fact that its an American site; there's lots of good, practical advice here.
National Association for Gifted Kids (U.S.) - An excellent website, professionally produced. Defintely worth visiting.
Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development - "Our vision is to inspire and serve the worldwide gifted community of students, educators, and families through exemplary leadership in advocacy, programming, and research." Based at the University of Iowa, this reknowned Center has become a world leader in gifted education programmes. Celebrating 20 years they have recently launched an International Partnerships website which showcases their many collaborative international projects.
Disclaimer: This is not an expert site, it is run on a voluntary basis and as such is based on opinion and experience but we hope that it acts as a signpost for educational resources and other support services for Irish families with exceptionally able children. By using this website you accept that any dependence by you on such information, opinion or advice is at your own risk.