ERIC Number: ED212383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Talented Pupil's Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling. Unit for Child Studies Selected Papers Number 11.
Boyd, R. M.
Results from an ongoing study investigating talented pupils' adjustment to high school and their attitudes and expectations about high school are reported. In 1979, 57 pupils, identified by their teachers and testing procedures as academically talented, were asked to complete a questionnaire which sought information on how easily they had adjusted to the high school. In 1981 a second group of 57 talented pupils, selected in the same ways as the first group, were asked to complete a checklist on their expectations about high school. In general, results from both studies indicated that academically talented children had problems adjusting to the new high school environment, and that they entered the high school with high expectations and were looking forward to the work being hard enough to make them think. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Sex Differences, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student Problems, Talent
Unit for Child Studies, School of Education, University of New South Wales, P.O. Box 1, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia ($2.00; payment should be made in Australian dollars).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Australia