Should gifted students go to a separate school?

Catherine Wormald:

Despite two Senate inquiries in 1988 and 2001, it has taken 15 years and a state parliamentary review for the Victorian government to decide to build a specialist high school for students who are gifted, specifically targeting those from rural and regional Victoria.

Research at both the national and international level has long advocated that students who are gifted have specific learning needs that require:

tailored learning strategies

education supported by a challenging curriculum

teachers trained in gifted education

more exposure to students of similar ability

opportunities for acceleration