State definitions for the gifted and talented revisited

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Definitions of gifted and talented students have been in a state of evolution for some time. Many states rely on the federal interpretation as a guideline for establishing their definitions relating to gifted education. However, the federal definition has gone through a series of metamorphoses with the addition and deletion of various terms and components. This article presents a brief history of the transition of the federal definition for students who are gifted and talented, as well as a description of other definitions that have impacted state definitions. An overview of state definitions in 1990 and 1998 is also presented and analyzed.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stephens, KR; Karnes, FA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 219 - 238

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0014-4029

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/001440290006600206

Citation Source

  • Scopus