"The history of gifted education in the United States is like a set of lockers because each one holds myths or undiscovered nuggets of gifted education".
What's behind door number one and two and three is all the discover nuggets of Alfred Binet and Lewis Thermand.
It's the launch of Sputnik and the United States deciding to "Act" and provide Educational Funding, to enhance the delivery of services to gifted learners.
The Civil Rights movement significantly change how we viewed ALL learners. It forced us to "reconsider" ALL groups and look for talent in diverse populations.
Organization needed to happen and things needed to be put in there proper places. Two organizations "The Association of the Gifted (CEC_TAG) and the National Association of the Gifted and Talented (NAGC) to n that task.
Creative talent had to be sought and nurtured in order to stay ahead of our global community. WE had to be willing to go to infinty and beyond to discover those creative talents.