What works in gifted education? A literature review

Author(s): Heller-Sahlgren, Gabriel

Organisation(s): Centre for Education Economics (UK)

Date: 2018

Pages: 29 p.


The role of targeted education programmes in stimulating higher achievement among gifted children is a hotly debated topic in education-policy circles. Yet as governments tend to focus on increasing equity and raising achievement among low-performing pupils especially, gifted children are often largely ignored. In this report, CfEE lead economist, Gabriel Heller Sahlgren examines the faltering progress of gifted education research towards policy conclusive answers to the question what works in gifted education; what makes it so difficult to answer; and important new research suggesting ways forward, and country systems we might learn from.

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