This year the centre from Rijeka is organising “Gifted Awareness Week” during which it will hold workshops for children and youth, lectures for teachers, expert associates and parents, it was said during the meeting.
The centre’s representatives mentioned the problems related to the system of education for gifted children in Croatia.
“Croatia does not have a system to identify gifted children in kindergartens and schools nor a comprehensive system to care for gifted children at the state level,” the centre’s president, Jasna Arrigoni said.
Parents spoke about experiences and problems they are faced with in the education system, adding that they hoped the new Education Act, which is currently being prepared, will clearly regulate working with gifted children.
The Centre is an association comprising teachers, school counsellors, psychologists, university professors, early childhood and preschool education student volunteers, teacher education and psychology student volunteers. It was established in 1997 to promote giftedness and raise awareness about gifted children who are exceptionally important for society’s development.