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Research on effective schools indicated that one of the necessary elements was good educational leadership. This leadership was important in every area of the educational spectrum including education of the school's talented and gifted children and youth. Prior to 1970, there was very little research which indicated that the principal was indeed an essential part of the education of the gifted. However, more recent research has indicated that the principal was indeed an integral part of that education process. The impetus which seemed to stimulate the research in this area was the recognition by parents and educators that gifted and talented students will not always make it on their own, but rather need the encouragement and support of their home and school environment in order to discover and develop their abilities. Gifted children need a principal who can help them to receive the best possible education in light of their attributes and talents. Who is in a better position than the educational leader to make the school environment a profitable and appropriate experience for the students who have been identified as gifted and talented (Taylor, 1984).

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Norman McCumsey


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