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http://gcq.sagepub.com Gifted Child Quarterly DOI: 10.1177/0016986208315848 2008; 52; 111 Gifted Child Quarterly Del Siegle The Time is Now to Stand Up for Gifted Education: 2007 NAGC Presidential Address http://gcq.sagepub.com The online version of this article can be found at: Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: National Association for Gifted Children can be found at: Gifted Child Quarterly Additional services and information for http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/alerts Email Alerts: http://gcq.sagepub.com/subscriptions Subscriptions: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsReprints.nav Reprints: http://www.sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Permissions: http://gcq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/refs/52/2/111 Citations at Ebsco Electronic Journals Service (EJS) on April 21, 2009 http://gcq.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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111 Gifted Child Quarterly Volume 52 Number 2 Spring 2008 111-113 © 2008 National Association for Gifted Children 10.1177/0016986208315848 http://gcq.sagepub.com hosted at http://online.sagepub.com The Time is Now to Stand Up for Gifted Education: 2007 NAGC Presidential Address Del Siegle University of Connecticut I am humbled and honored to be the 28th president of the National Association for Gifted Children. To be included in a list with the previous presidents is truly an honor. As I begin this presidency, I would like to take a moment to thank some individuals. First, I would like to thank Dr. Joseph Renzulli, Dr. Sally Reis, Dr. E. Jean Gubbins, Dr. Karen Westberg, and Dr. Deborah Burns for accepting me into the doctoral program at the University of Connecticut. I do not think Joe, Sally, and Jean realized what a long-term mentoring commitment they were making. I would also like to thank Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, who has been a wonderful mentor over the past 2 years, as she served as President and I served as President-Elect. Finally, I would like to thank the faculty, staff, and graduate students at the University of Connecticut. Without their assistance, I would not be able to devote the time necessary to serve as your president. We Need to Do a Better Job of Defining Giftedness Tonight, I wish to share three recommendations for the field of gifted and talented education. First, in order to stand up for gifted, we need to do a better job of defining it. Some of you know that our convention city of Minneapolis was home to Charles Schultz. One of his
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