International Education Journal

Special Issue: International Perspectives on Giftedness

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International perspectives on giftedness: Experimental and cultural observations of IQ and creativity with implications for curriculum and policy design


Maria McCann 
School of Education, Flinders University South Australia 
maria.mccann@flinders.edu.au

 

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Abstract

This special edition of the IEJ explores the cognitive, cultural, biological, social, emotional, and even spiritual notions of human abilities and the links with very advanced levels of intellectual functioning. In addition, this IEJ Edition's twenty original papers include practical research findings, guidelines for curriculum design, for curriculum change, and for policy development. This article discusses each author's contribution within the current context of gifted education and attempts to make links across common themes within the papers, and to highlight areas for future research. Although none of the articles fit neatly into clearly defined categories, for ease of analysis, they will be discussed within broad areas. 

Giftedness, creativity, international, experimental, cultural, observation, IQ, advanced intelligence, curriculum, policy design, biological basis

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McCann, M. (2005) International perspectives on giftedness: Experimental and cultural observations of IQ and creativity with implications for curriculum and policy design. International Education Journal, 6(2), 125-135. 
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