Magazine article Parenting for High Potential

Peru

Magazine article Parenting for High Potential

Peru

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Situation: Giftedness is perceived as relating mainly to high achievement. There are some state and privately funded education opportunities for high achievers of linguistically diverse, low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Mente Futura (Future Minds)-Lima

Mission: To support highly able and talented youth (6-17 years old) to reach their academic, emotional, and social potential by providing challenges based on ability and interest, and respecting the ethnic-linguistic and cultural diversity of each child.

Offerings: Since 1998, more than 7,000 students and 1,000 teachers have participated in programs run by Mente Futura.

Advocacy programs include books, best practices documents, and consulting with senior officials of the Peruvian administration on design of public policy related to gifted education. …

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