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RECOGNIZING GIFTED CHILDREN IS TOPIC OF USU CONFERENCE

Learning to identify and nurture the talents of gifted children is the topic of the 12th Intermountain Gifted and Talented Conference, June 12-16, at Utah State University.

"Creative and imaginative people often are not recognized by their contemporaries or their teachers," said Jay Monson, head of the department of elementary education at USU and the conference's co-director. "Albert Einstein was seven before he could read; Beethoven's music teacher pronounced him hopeless; Thomas Edison's teachers told him he was too stupid to learn; and a newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had `no good ideas.' Winston Churchill flunked sixth grade," Monson said.This year's theme, "Becoming," emphasizes what needs to be done with special learners and how to enrich learning at all levels.

For more information or registration contact USU Conference and Institute Division, Logan, UT 84322-5005, or call 750-1690.