Kim Institute, Korean Republic
Kim, Myoung Hwan
Kim Institute for the Korean Gifted
Kim Institute for the Korean Gifted (KIKG) was established in 1988 to develop and educate the gifted/talented children by Dr. Kim and his comrades. Dr. Kim and his comrades began to study in the field of gifted education, especially science gifted education, and develop the programs for the gifted and the science gifted for twenty years from 1983. KIKG developed the programs for the gifted to stimulate their creativities, logical thinking skills, problem solving abilities and science inquiry abilities. KIKG have educated over 1,000 children since 1988 and is doing the follow-up study about them. Dr. Kim, as a director of KIKG, contributed to establish the law of promotion for the gifted in Korea, the science gifted centers in universities and Busan Science Academy as a science gifted high school in Korea. Dr. Kim carried out the projects, the Promotion of Gifted Science Education in Science High Schools supported by the Ministry of Science (MOST) and Technology and Korean Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) in 2003 and 2004. In the projects he directed the mentorship programs in the field of science and technology, in the name of Research and Education (R&E), for the Science High School students.