ΔΗ.ΧΑ.ΤΑ.Π.Ε.Hellenic Society for the Educational provision for the Creative/Gifted/Talented Children and Adolescents

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Main Features and Aims

The Society was established on 14-10-2003, after the decision 5633 of the First Instance Civil Court, a summary of which was published in the daily press on 27.5.2004 and in the Judicial Announcements Gazette on 31.5.2004.

The gifted /talented individuals constitute a group of population with special skills and particular educational and psychosocial needs. Giftedness is a diversity of needs and skills which is related to high levels of creativity, high intellectual abilities and other skills such as persistence in achieving goals etc. Giftedness represents the potential of young people requiring the appropriate environmental factors to be transformed to an exceptional performance and outstanding efficiency. These factors have neither been studied in depth nor dealt with appropriately in our country.

The activities that will be developed by the Society include designing of research projects, training of teachers, designing and implementation of specialized educational programs and psychological support of the gifted/talented individuals within family, school system and society. These activities will inform the Greek society on the issue of giftedness in order to support and enhance the education of the gifted and talented children and their families well-being, within the framework of the educational and social environment.

According to the Article 3 of the Society’s Memorandum, the Aims of the Society are the following:

  • To make the Greek society aware of and sensitive to the particular characteristics of the Creative, Gifted and Talented children and adolescents, during all stages of their development.
  • To identify and support the needs of the Creative, Gifted and Talented children and adolescents in order to deal with them adequately within family, the different levels of the educational system and the overall social setting.
  • To study in depth the peculiar characteristics of the Creative, Gifted and Talented children’s and adolescents’ development and their educational and psychosocial needs and design programs of training and specialization on giftedness.
  • To create specialized educational material dealing with the Creative, Gifted and Talented children’s and adolescents’ needs.