The Standard Model of Talent Development and Its Discontents

@article{Bailey2013TheSM,
  title={The Standard Model of Talent Development and Its Discontents},
  author={Richard Peter Bailey and David Collins},
  journal={Kinesiology Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={2},
  pages={248-259}
}
Despite evident differences between approaches to talent development, many share a set of common characteristics and presumptions. We call this the Standard Model of Talent Development (SMTD). This model is articulated and the relevant literature drawn out to highlight the model’s strengths and weaknesses. The SMTD has been enormously influential, in terms of both policy documentation and practice, and it retains an obvious common sense appeal. However, we will argue that not only is its… 

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