Publication year: 2015
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This book examines the much-debated question of how to unleash the potential of young people with promising intellectual abilities and motivation. It looks at the increasingly important topic of excellence in education, and the shift in focus towards the provision of programs to support talented students in higher education. It provides a systematic overview of programs for talented students at northern European higher education institutions (HEIs). Starting in the Netherlands, where nearly all HEIs have developed honors programs over the past two decades, the book explores three clusters of countries: the Benelux, the Nordic and the German-speaking countries. For each of these countries, it discusses the local culture towards excellence, the structure of the education system, and the presence of honors programs.
Subject: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy and Politics, International and Comparative Education, cellence in education, honors programs in European higher education, local culture towards excellence, northern European higher education institutions (HEIs), structure of the education system, talented students in higher education