Gifted Education Worldwide

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Ancient Sparta

1000 B.C.

Ancient Athens

1000 B.C.

Ancient Rome

753 B.C.

Tang Dynasty

618 B.C.

European Renaissance

1400

Tokugawa Society of Japan

1604

Tracking Initiated in America

1870

Some students could complete the first 8 years of school in less than eight years.

Double Tillage Plan created in America

1884

Bright students were placed into the second semester of second grade after only completing the first semester of first grade.

Special Tutors for Gifted in America

1891

Students capable of highly accelerated work were taught by special tutors.

Rapid Progress Classes in America

1900

Three years of school work were combined into just two.

First Special School for Gifted in America is Opened in Worcester, Massachusetts

1901

Special Classes for Gifted Created in America - Los Angeles and Cincinatti

1916

More Special Classes for Gifted in America - Urbana, Illinois

1919

Approximately 2/3 of large cities had created programs for gifted students

1920

Even More Special Classes for Gifted in America - Manhattan and Cleveland

1922

Present

February 2013