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ERIC Number: EJ1020084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
The Underachievement of Gifted Students: A Synopsis
Ryan, Thomas G.; Coneybeare, Stephanie
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v14 n1 p58-66 Spr 2013
The existence of underachievers who are gifted remains an important concern for many educators. As educators work to reverse this phenomenon we believe the underachievement of gifted students needs attention via this research and other studies that contextualize the issues within the North American education system. The authors believed that every teacher will have at least one gifted underachiever in their classroom. Consequently, a review of gifted underachievement via current literature is vital to facilitate clarification regarding this issue. The study of giftedness, which began in the early 20th century, was documented in light of the fact that research and interest has fluctuated in recent years, along with the influence of political, social, and public support. It is a controversial area, as agreement on the identification and programming of gifted students sparks debate between educators, administrators, and researchers, alike. The means to reverse gifted underachievement is detailed using rudimentary educational methods within the curriculum.
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; North America
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