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Willy de Heer in De Monitor about highly gifted children and education

Willy de Heer, who obtained a doctorate from Leiden University's Dual PhD Center, did her PhD research into giftedness and education for highly gifted children, or in other terms very easy learning children.

The Monitor also conducted an investigation into highly gifted children: what exactly is giftedness and do highly gifted children receive suitable education? From the stories that are received by De Monitor it is clear that children are often very unhappy, partly because they do not keep up well at school. Willy de Heer addresses two problems in which impediment to development leads to “social, emotional and psychological problems, such as loss of motivation, boredom and depressive disorders.”

Read the full article here (only in Dutch).

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