ERIC Number: ED424555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Talent Development, Expertise, and Creative Achievement.
Feldhusen, John F.
It is clear that highly talented, precocious youth who are motivated to develop their talents need teachers, curriculum, and peers who are able to operate educationally at advanced levels. They should be provided the educational challenge needed to sustain and encourage development of their talents to the highest levels of creative achievement or expertise. Definitions of terms and constructs are considered. A case is developed for special schools or classes for these students. Issues of identification of talented youth, teachers, and peer experiences are considered. Specific counseling services directed toward gifted and talented youth are also considered. A variety of learning experiences is consequently needed. Optimum development and motivation of talented students can best be realized when there is good personal, social, educational, and career planning with goal setting and effective metacognitive control and self-regulation on the part of talented youth. Counseling approaches to guide and support the developmental process are described which are designed to help youth identify and plan for their own optimum development. Contains 37 references. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention (106th, San Francisco, CA, August 14-18, 1998).