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Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Posted in: Gifted and talented children, Home schooling

What I Learned This Week: The Case for Home Schooling

This article was first published in 13d.com. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author, Kiril Solokoff. The case for home schooling grows stronger by the day. This is a subject we study endlessly. The major reason for not home schooling, the thinking goes, is because of the need for socialization—which can only be obtained in the school environment. The major flaw…

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Monday, September 26th, 2016

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What I Learned This Week: The Cradles of Eminence

This article was first published in 13d.com. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author, Kiril Solokoff. In this uncertain world, we endlessly search for the best way to raise children and grandchildren. As once again we consider home-schooling, we were recently drawn back again to the timeless Cradles of Eminence: Childhoods of More Than 700 Famous Men and Women by Victor Goertzel and…

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Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Posted in: Gifted and talented children, Tutors International news

Gifted and Talented Children Have the Least Support in School, says Tutors International

Private tuition agency, Tutors International, attribute lack of adequate support for ‘gifted and talented’ children somewhat to the lack of consistency in the meaning of these terms. Leading provider of education consultancy and private tuition worldwide, Tutors International reported today that children labelled ‘gifted’ or ‘talented’ frequently encounter less support and academic provision than children at the opposite end of…

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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Dealing with too good a problem child – Deccan Herald – Deccan Herald

Dealing with too good a problem child – Deccan HeraldDeccan HeraldIf we think of gifted children as one population, and special-needs children as another, there is some overlap between the two. This overlap contains twice-exceptional children. Special-needs children include those with learning disorders (eg dyslexia, …

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Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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English kids lag behind Asia in school maths – Voice of Russia – UK Edition

Daily Mail English kids lag behind Asia in school mathsVoice of Russia – UK EditionThe highest-achieving pupils in England can almost match the most able children in Taiwan and Hong Kong in maths tests at the age of 10. But by the time they take their GCSEs they have fallen nearly two years behind their Far Eastern counterparts, a …Top…

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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NI A-levels could get tougher after Westminster review – BBC News

BBC News NI A-levels could get tougher after Westminster reviewBBC NewsIndependent, fee-paying schools, too, have criticised the plans to make A-levels more "rigorous", saying it could put less able children off continuing in education after sixteen. The Independent Schools Association says A-levels would become entrance … and more »

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