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Wanted: gifted teachers for gifted kids

Neil Reid

It is the right of every child to be educated according to his age, ability and aptitude: all pupils should be given the opportunity to develop their full potential. These principles have long been recognized by educators. But in order to achieve the goal of optimum development it is necessary to make special provision for those children who depart from the norm. Although resourceful and hard-working teachers provide for a wide range of abilities in the average heterogeneous classroom, there are some children whose needs just cannot be met in this way.

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