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ERIC Number: ED329095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Gifted Teenagers with Problems: Three Case Studies.
Monaco, Theresa; Goodner, Jane
Case studies are presented of three gifted students, indicating the social and academic problems which are standing in the way of their potential development. The students include a Vietnamese-American ninth-grade girl who has difficulty with English and does not feel accepted by other students, an underachieving seventh grade boy who speaks out and continually makes noises, and a junior high boy who fails to turn in daily assignments and has no patience with routine tasks. The paper concludes that needs of the "problem" gifted are not being adequately met in the present system. The importance of differentiating curriculum and suiting it to students' individual needs is emphasized. Parents are encouraged to honestly face their child's problems, discuss options, and work with professionals in securing the best situation possible for their child. Counselors and teachers are urged to work together in planning interventions for troubled gifted teenagers. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A