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The basic idea behind inclusion is that people do not have to adapt to an existing system, but rather that the relevant system has to be adapted to the people in this system. This means, in the case of inclusive support for gifted people, that the educational system has to be flexible to such a degree that all children and adolescents are supported in their development regardless of their specific educational levels, interests, and needs and regardless of gender, culture, social background, or socioeconomic status.

The term inclusion is frequently used to refer exclusively to people with disabilities. A comprehensive understanding of inclusion must, however, encompass variety in all its manifestations. Giftedness is thus also a characteristic of the diversity to which an educational institution has to react to in an appropriate way.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.