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History any of various ancient units of weight and money
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



the largest unit of weight and money in ancient Greece, as well as Asia Minor, Babylonia, and Persia. In Greece the talent was divided into 60 minas (one mina = 100 drachmas). During the reforms of Solon (594 B.C), a minor Attic talent was introduced, containing 26.2 kg of silver (reduced later, in the time of Alexander the Great, to 25.9 kg), that became the most widely used monetary unit. The Aeginetan talent contained 37 kg. In the Assyrian-Babylonian system of measures, the talent was equal to 30.3 kg.

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Staff rooms would disagree about how to identify the gifted and talented and some felt formalising it was an unhelpful process.
The final section focuses on curriculum for talented youth, the special counseling needs of this population, and ends with a look at special populations within the larger population of gifted and talented individuals.
For the purpose of this study a distinction was drawn between the teaching of music to academically gifted and talented students, and the teaching of musically gifted and talented students.
If you are lucky, your district uses a combination of standardized test scores, IQ/ability test scores, teacher input, and a portfolio of student work to identify gifted and talented students.
Among other things, the report claims the Talented 20 fails to guarantee admission to the top students in Florida's state schools, like the Texas program does.
The intellectual or cognitive development of gifted and talented children often progresses more rapidly than their social, emotional, and physical development, a phenomenon called asynchrony (Silverman, 2002).
Ruf explains how and why extremely highly talented students are ignored, attributing some of these oversights to behavior screens, such as ADHD and the need for medication that may hinder the development of intelligences.
Damage from this column could be significant unless individuals--parents and educators--speak out on behalf of children who are gifted and talented. Inflammatory comments and opinions without support should be ignored.
Gifted and talented students in particular are in a position to apply their superior abilities to the learning of a second language.
Once talented teachers are so recognized--and paid according to their effectiveness--there is no reason not to compensate them a lot better than they are today.
Highly talented employees and efficient processes organize around these ideas, leading to unprecedented innovation.
Out of all the talented, no so talented, and in-between, they couldn't get one guy to wear some Dickies gear and do a real trick on some real tranny?