Gifted Education History

This timeline shows the intellectual history of the field of gifted education over the past 150 years.

The purpose of this project was to create an intellectual history of the field of gifted education. Dr. Tracy Cross’ EPPL 712 class developed this project to display the results of their research during the Spring 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. The contributors to this project are: Lori Andersen, Patty Costis, Darlene Dockery, Natalie Dudnytska, Paige Hendricks, Ginny Hutcheson, Sakhavat Mammadov, Jessica McDonough, Amy Schmidt, Young Eun Son, Elizabeth Starke, and Anthony Washington. This is a foundational document. Our hope is that future students will take our efforts and continue to develop this timeline.

NAGC Established

Provides services to teachers, parents, administrators, counselors, and the community at large concerning issues related to the gifted.

Gifted Children: Psychological and Educational Perspectives

Abraham J. Tannenbaum wrote the book "Gifted Children: Psychological and Educational Perspectives". He was the professor of Rena Subotnik.

A Nation At Risk

National report that focused attention on gifted students in the United States.

Rising Above The Gathering Storm

Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future

Three Ring Conception of Giftedness

Joseph S. Renzulli described a new model for giftedness in a Phi Delta Kappan article entitled "What Makes Giftedness? Reexamining a Definition."

Developing Talent in Young People

Influential book by Benjamin Bloom.

Sputnik launched

Highlighted areas of disparity between Soviet and U.S. educational programming and increased interest in provisions for highly able students.

The Marland Report

Established the first federal definition and data-based rationale for educating gifted and talented students.

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children established

The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children is a worldwide network of parents and professionals.

Schooling the Gifted

Important work by Laurence J. Coleman. This book was replaced by the book "Being Gifted in School".

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