Recent Development of Research on High Ability students in China during the Last Decade Paper
Author(s): Jiannong Shi (tute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, China), Xiaoyan Li (Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Xingli Zhang (Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
By the year of 2013, China has 250 million children aged from 0-14 years old. Theoretically about 6 million (2.25% of 250 million) of them are intellectually gifted. It is a very important intelligence capital of the country. Unfortunately, most of them have not been properly treated in regular educational system of the country.
In this presentation, some essential issues related intellectually gifted or students with high abilities followed by some special gifted programs developed during the last decade under the provision of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Beijing Metropolitan Educational Commission will be discussed. The accelerated program for homogenous cohort of intellectually gifted students, enriched program with regular schooling years, and after school special program for technically talented students will be exemplified in the presentation. And the most significant development of gifted education program is a large scale project in which hundreds of students with special talents in different fields such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, information science, and social science and humanities from 170 recently in Beijing.