The Legal Regulation of Instruments for Identifying and Supporting Gifted and Talented Pupils and Students in Germany

Authors

  • Szymon Jankiewicz National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Nadezhda Knyaginina National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15290/eejtr.2017.01.01.04

Keywords:

gifted and talented children and students, Germany, identifying, supporting, financing, extracurricular education

Abstract

This paper describes Germany’s policy and regulation of in the sphere of identifying and supporting gifted and talented schoolchildren and students. Particular attention is paid to the programmes of financial support for them, especially children and students from families living under difficult financial circumstances. The identification and support of such children and young people is analysed separately with respect to pupils schoolchildren) and students. The paper outlines the various German laws, foundations (scholarships) and other means aimed at supporting the gifted and talented. The German experience is estimated as successful and can be borrowed by other countries that currently are without such policy and regulation.

Author Biographies

Szymon Jankiewicz, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation

Dr., the Head of the Center for Education Law of the Institute of Education at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia, Moscow). He specializes in public law, legal regulation of education in Russia and abroad, financing of the education system, problems of inequality in education, and balance between accountability, autonomy and rights of the participants of education relations.

Nadezhda Knyaginina, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation

Junior research fellow of the Center for Education Law of the Institute of Education at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia, Moscow). Her main research topics are inequality in education, access to education, accountability in education.

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2017-12-31

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Jankiewicz, S., & Knyaginina, N. (2017). The Legal Regulation of Instruments for Identifying and Supporting Gifted and Talented Pupils and Students in Germany. Eastern European Journal of Transnational Relations, 1(1), 43–60. https://doi.org/10.15290/eejtr.2017.01.01.04

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