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The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Talented and Gifted has identified six ability areas as contexts in which giftedness or talent may emerge. The talent areas as defined in Rules and Regulations Governing The Administration and Operation of Gifted Education Reimbursement Programs (1976) are: 1) general intellectual ability, 2) specific academic aptitude, 3) creative thinking, 4) leadership ability, 5) visual and performing arts ability, and 6) psychomotor ability. To aid in the identification of the gifted and talented, the U.S. Department of Education has defined the gifted and talented as: Those individuals identified by professionally qualified persons who, by virtue of outstanding abilities, are capable of high performance. These are children who require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society (Executive Summary, 1971, p. 3).

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Psychology

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Kenneth Gogel


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