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Talent Development in European Higher Education

Honors programs in the Benelux, Nordic and German-speaking countries

Authors: Wolfensberger, Marca V.C.

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  • Presents the first structured overview of honors programs in European higher education
  • Offers examples of ‘good practice’ for honors educators around the world
  • Provides a wealth of practical information on existing programs, networks, key persons and literature
  • Gives insight in climate towards academic talent across different European countries
  • Allows honors students to make an informed choice on honors programs in Europe
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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. In total, the book reviews the special talent provisions for nearly four million students at 303 higher education institutions in eleven countries. In addition, it offers an analysis of the reasons to develop such programs, a look into the future of honors education and a practical list of suggestions for further research.

The Sirius Program assigned Marca Wolfensberger to carry out this research.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Wolfensberger, Dr. Marca V. C.

    Pages 3-10

  • Developing Honors Education in Specific National Contexts

    Wolfensberger, Dr. Marca V. C.

    Pages 11-30

  • Methods and Limitations

    Wolfensberger, Dr. Marca V. C.

    Pages 31-40

  • The Netherlands: Focus on Excellence, Honors Programs All Around

    Wolfensberger, Dr. Marca V. C.

    Pages 43-75

  • Belgium: Complex System, Differentiated Development

    Wolfensberger, Dr. Marca V. C.

    Pages 77-89

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12919-8
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-12918-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Talent Development in European Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Honors programs in the Benelux, Nordic and German-speaking countries
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12919-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12919-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12918-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 335
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations
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