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Giftedness and Globalisation: the challenge of cultural diversity for gifted education programmes in a neoliberal educational marketplace.

Mazzoli Smith, L.

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Abstract

This article draws on evidence from interviews with directors of a diverse group of international gifted education organisations. The business models with which they operate and their obligation to satisfy various stakeholder expectations are found to compromise philosophical tenets and organisational aims, particularly those concerned with cultural diversity and multivariate identification criteria. Considering these economic limitations in a sociological context highlights how intrinsic they are to the neoliberal educational marketplace. Interdisciplinary research can best equip gifted education practitioners to navigate the complexities and contradictions in practice that result.

Citation

Mazzoli Smith, L. (2013). Giftedness and Globalisation: the challenge of cultural diversity for gifted education programmes in a neoliberal educational marketplace. Gifted Education International, 30(3), 197-211. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261429413486572

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date May 28, 2013
Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date Oct 12, 2018
Journal Gifted Education International
Print ISSN 0261-4294
Electronic ISSN 2047-9077
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 3
Pages 197-211
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0261429413486572