Equity and ethics in talent development


Ian Gunn


In this paper, I discuss four seminal articles in the field of talent development. Three articles call for a complete rethinking about how the field is constituted, including a rethinking of terminology. The authors uphold the concept of talent development as the most efficient and equitable model for gifted programming in schools. The fourth article examines ethics and morality in their roles as contributors to the personal and academic development of high-ability students, and the author argues for the proactive and systematic teaching of ethical behaviour at all educational levels. All articles contain practical suggestions for ways to implement the ideas discussed, and thus could have a lasting influence on the field of talent development.


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Keywords: talent development, equity, ethics

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