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ERIC Number: ED262507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Career Search for the Gifted and Talented. 1985 Digest.
Willings, David
Problems and issues in career education and career search for gifted and talented children are examined. The special problems of gifted and talented students in this area are noted, including early readiness for career search and restrictiveness of the career search process for multitalented students. Problems in the career choice process are considered, such as lack of concern for jobs' hidden factors and confusion between problems of the job and problems of training. The importance of encouraging parent involvement is stressed. Other influences beyond those of parents are listed, including positive or negative experiences with other jobs, overcompensation, and personal interests. The importance of understanding students' natural roles (indominus, exdominus, exemplar, and eccentric) is noted. The balance between drives to be somebody and to do something worthwhile is explored. A list of resources on the topic concludes the digest. (CL)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.