Now that this Blog is mature, I want to try to shift into a second phase of development – one that I hope will stimulate more participation by the global gifted education community, so encouraging more of them to read and react to my substantive posts.
So I have introduced two new sections – most easily accessed via the Menu at the very top of the page – and I invite you to help me populate them.
Directory of Gifted Education Centres
The first is called ‘Directory of Gifted Education Centres’ and I want to use this to build up a database of substantive centres of gifted and talented education throughout the world.
Most entries will be relatively brief and will include:
- the centre’s name, location and director
- its stated aims
- its key programmes and
- any other items of particular interest
though I will also include links to my own posts where those are relevant.
Who’s Who in Gifted Education
The second new section is called ‘Who’s Who in Gifted Education’ and is intended to be a database of short, single paragraph biographies, ideally including links to the institution(s), organisation(s), website(s) with which these people are associated.
I will try to cross-reference people with centres (and vice-versa) when these are associated.
It will take me a long time to build up these resources, particularly if I do it all by myself.
How You can help
You can help me move more quickly by supplying information about yourself, about others, or about centres with which you are familiar.
I’m happy to receive all such submissions, but please bear in mind that I aim for objectivity and that I may need on occasion to exercise some editorial discretion. It is not my intention to carry advertising, or to indulge in ‘knocking copy’
So I invite you to help me to build up these databases for the benefit of all those seeking a global perspective on gifted education.
If you would like your name and/or your centre featured, just drop me some details in a comment on this post, or via my Gifted Phoenix account on Twitter or Facebook.
If I can rely on your support, that will be great; if not, I shall work more slowly and alone.