ERIC Number: ED185773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Underachievement in Gifted Pupils. Proceedings of a Workshop (July 23-27, 1979).
Myers, Richard K.
The document presents proceedings of a workshop on the causes of underachievement in gifted children, the selection of appropriate assessment techniques for use in diagnosing underachievement in the gifted, and remedial strategies for use with the gifted underachiever. Sections address the following topics: definition of the mentally gifted child; identification; definitions of underachievement; factors contributing to underachievement (handicapping conditions, disadvantagement and cultural differences, sex role stereotypes, and inadequate education); and remedial strategies (sample cases are offered to illustrate). Appended materials include a chart on facilitating and limiting culturally supported attitudes and abilities, an outline on causes of underachievement among mentally gifted students, a list of characteristics of underachieving gifted students, seven case studies of gifted underachievers, the Characteristics of Talented Pupils Checklist, an annotated bibliography of selected assessment instruments for the disadvantaged gifted, and a list of ways to help the underachiever. (SBH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Slippery Rock State Coll., PA.