Educators in Australia to assess young students for gifted education

Students as young as age 3 soon will be assessed to determine if they should receive services in gifted programs in schools in Melbourne, Australia. Guidelines call for educators to look for signs of advanced development, including complex language skills, unusual ideas, an extraordinary memory and mature social skills. "Bright children do not excel simply by being bright. They need special support to help them flourish," Early Childhood Minister Wendy Lovell said.

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