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Kenan Professor Emeritus James Gallagher receives world recognition

James Gallagher, who served on the faculty of the School of Education from 1970-98, was honored as a leader in gifted education by the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. Gallagher is a former director and current senior scientist emeritus of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and a Kenan Professor Emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Gallagher received the 2007 Harry Passow Leadership Award at the Council’s 23rd world conference. The international award recognizes a person whose life and work has significantly influenced policy and practices in gifted education and who has made an outstanding contribution in promoting the cause of gifted education worldwide.

The 2007 World Conference took place at the University of Warwick in England from Aug. 5-10, 2007, with delegates from 69 countries in attendance.