A Review of Challenges in Developing a National Program for Gifted Children in India's Diverse Context

Publication Type:

Journal Articles

Source:

Roeper Review, Routledge-Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, Volume 34, Number 4, p.215–223 (2012)

URL:

http://eprints.nias.res.in/336/

Keywords:

cultural diversity, early identification, Indian context, inequity, multidisciplinary approach, parental awareness, resource shortage, response to intervention, RtI

Abstract:

Large-scale sequential research developments for identification and measurement of giftedness have received ample attention in the West, whereas India?s response to this has largely been lukewarm. The wide variation in parents? abilities to provide enriched environments to nurture their children?s potential makes it imperative for India to develop a national program for early identification and nurturance of gifted children. However, the focus of the education system remains on increasing enrollments and catering to the ?average? child. This article reviews the Indian context and calls for a shift from existing talent search models to a multidisciplinary approach and response to intervention (RtI) program that is central to early identification in the context of diversity in India. Keywords: cultural diversity, early identification, Indian context, inequity, multidisciplinary approach, parental awareness, resource shortage, response to intervention, RtI

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