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dc.contributor.authorMbii, M.
dc.contributor.authorKyalo, C.
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-04T11:54:41Z
dc.date.available2015-06-04T11:54:41Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.citationInternational Conference on ‘Re-Engineering Education for Sustainable Development’ 18th – 20th May 2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/12786
dc.descriptionThis paper was presented at the International Conference on ‘Re-Engineering Education for Sustainable Development’ held on 18th – 20th May 2015 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC) Nairobi, Kenyaen_US
dc.description.abstractTalent is considered to be an exceptional natural ability to attain goals. Talent academies challenge young people who have been identified as having particular talents to develop the talents through innovative approaches. Based on a literature review, this paper focuses on the development of talent academies in Kenya where the idea is being implemented on a pilot basis. The paper provides an overview of the methods used to identify gifted students, the competence of teachers, the programs offered and the challenges faced by the talent academies. Among the review findings are that classroom teachers are called upon to nominate students for gifted and talented programmes, headteachers have been trained in workshops, conferences on how to manage the talented youth, the curriculum offered is on sports’ careers with peace education and life skills. The challenges identified include lack of proper structures to identify and nurture talent both in and out of school and lack of proper performing arts equipment to host meaningful competitions as well as to train talent.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectTalent academiesen_US
dc.subjectTalent developmenten_US
dc.subjectPiloted academiesen_US
dc.subjectGiftednessen_US
dc.titleThe Development of Talent Academies in Kenya Educational Systemen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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