According to Kirk Samuel's book Educating Exceptional Children, published over 2000 years ago in ancient Greece, Plato emphasised the need of providing intellectually gifted children with a decent education. The last century has seen a tremendous increase in interest in talented children's special education and training due to the important contributions of gifted people in many sectors. The richness of any culture or community is its gifted youth. The gifted youngster is both a strength and a burden. He is a resource that society will never fully appreciate. It's tough to overstate his positive potential. The youngster who demonstrates superiority in general intellect or who possesses high-caliber particular talents in areas that are not necessarily related to high intelligence quotient is considered gifted.
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