by Lacy Compton
As Prufrock's publisher and I gear up to attend the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children's biennial conference later this week, I'm most interested in meeting some of the international scholars and students who attend the conference and listening to their experiences with gifted students and teachers of the gifted in their home countries. (A funny thing about being an exhibitor at such events--you get to meet the best people and hear some of the most amazing stories about education.)
My excitement for our upcoming travels might be why I was enamored with today's article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Young, Gifted, and Chinese," which explores what life is like for educated 20-somethings in China and the rising boom in the number of students obtaining college educations in that country. Although the article doesn't look so much at gifted education in China per se, it does paint a fascinating picture of how young people have changed Chinese society and the challenges many of them still worry about in the face of tradition.