ERIC Number: ED371549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Career Development for the Gifted and Talented.
Pyryt, Michael C.
This paper on career education for gifted and talented students addresses the following issues: multipotentiality versus pressure toward early specialization, expectations of significant others, differences in career lifestyles, required investments of time and money and resulting deferred family life, mobility demands possibly leading to alienation of an individual from his/her home community, and requirements of innovativeness in "inventing" one's career. Efforts to meet the career development needs of gifted students must include seven components: (1) content acceleration, (2) development of self-awareness, (3) building of a secure self-concept, (4) development of effective interpersonal skills, (5) training in creative problem solving, (6) fostering awareness of sex role factors, and (7) development of skills in stress management and time management. (DB)
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Career Development, Career Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Interpersonal Competence, Problem Solving, Program Development, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Management, Student Educational Objectives, Time Management
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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