ERIC Number: ED305776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Whole Family: Whole Child. Broken Family.
DeVaul, Sue; Davis, John U.
A literature review on the family environments of gifted students found that gifted children are more likely to be living in intact families than in divorced families. Children of single parents were more likely to be low-achieving, tardy, absent, truant, discipline problems, suspended, expelled, and dropouts than students in two-parent families. Although the numbers of gifted children living in divorced families or going through a divorce are low, their need for support is very real. The teacher has a responsibility to recognize behavior changes in gifted students who are experiencing the divorce of their parents. Teachers should also be aware that gifted children's understanding of divorce and their response to it are different from that of other children. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the West Virginia Association for Gifted and Talented (Parkersburg, WV, September 30, 1988).