Irish Gifted Education Awareness Week … May the Road Rise to Meet You!
It is an honor to be invited to guest blog for Irish Gifted Awareness Week 2012. This year’s theme is “Gifted Children Inside and Outside the Classroom”. As a frequent contributor to a gifted chat on Twitter, I have been privileged to get to know many people in the gifted community in
My own interest in global gifted education initiatives further prompted me to
learn more about Ireland ’s
current state of affairs with regard to this community. Ireland
The current economic climate has been difficult for
as well as many other countries. It is during times like these that a nation’s
thoughts turn to the next generation and to a brighter future. Oftentimes, a
country will experience a ‘brain drain’ in response to this situation.
Fortunately, forward thinking educators and parents in the gifted community
have been working hard to raise awareness of the need to provide an appropriate
education in the classroom and activities outside the classroom to meet the
social and emotional needs of the exceptionally-able student. The Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland
at Ireland , is a good example of
this. Dublin City
Every society needs to understand that nurturing these young minds is essential to growing a robust economy by putting university graduates into the workforce who exhibit leadership and critical thinking skills. It is a vital first step in competing on the world stage. Innovation and creative thinking have long been known as the path to a sound economic future.
As parents and educators continue to work together to support academically gifted and talented children in
I believe that the road will surely rise to meet you! Ireland