ERIC Number: ED544124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Guidance for the Underachiever with Superior Ability. Bulletin, 1961, No. 25. OE-25021
Miller, Leonard M., Ed.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
There was a need to synthesize what was being done in public schools and colleges and to provide suggestions on how to organize guidance and counseling services to meet the needs of the underachiever with superior ability. As a result, a conference was called by the Office of Education on June 23-25, 1960, in Washington, D.C., to plan the contents of a bulletin on guidance for the underachieving talented child. The participants in the conference made a careful review of guidance problems peculiar to the underachiever and the nature of research and demonstrations which have been conducted in this area. They studied the questions pertaining to guidance services for the underachiever which were being asked by educators, guidance personnel, parents, and community leaders. They concluded that the bulletin should be directed toward guidance for the underachiever with superior ability and that the content should be of practical nature to show what was currently being done to provide guidance and counseling services for the underachiever at all grade levels. This publication contains suggestions on how the guidance needs and problems of the underachiever can be identified and defines ways in which these needs can be met at the various educational levels. This bulletin contains the following chapters: (1) Nature and Scope of the Problem (Irene Impellizzeri); (2) Definition and Identification of Academic Underachievers (Merville C. Shaw II); (3) What Can Be Done at the Elementary Level (Anna R. Meeks); (4) What Can Be Done at the Secondary Level (Helen G. Stern); (5) What Can Be Done at the College Level (Robert O. Stripling); and (6) Summary and Implications (Leonard M. Miller). Individual sections contain footnotes and references. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Gifted, Underachievement, Counselors, Counseling Services, Guidance, Student Needs, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Strategies
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)