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ERIC Number: EJ1129004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
Parenting "Gifted and Talented" Children in Urban Areas: Parents' Voices
Koshy, Valsa; Smith, Carole Portman; Brown, Joanna
Gifted Education International, v33 n1 p3-17 Jan 2017
International evidence demonstrates the importance of engaging parents in the education of their "high-potential" children, yet limited research has focused on the involvement of parents from differing economic strata/backgrounds. The current study explored the dilemmas of parenting academically high-ability children from economically deprived urban areas in the UK. Data were gathered from a sample of parents whose children attended a university-based sustained intervention programme for designated "gifted" pupils aged 12-16. Parental perceptions were sought in relation to (a) the usefulness/impact of the intervention programme, (b) parents' aspirations for their children growing up in economically deprived urban areas and (c) parents' views on the support provided by the extended family, peer groups and the wider community. The findings have significant implications for both policy and practice and, more specifically, for engaging parents in intervention programmes offered by universities and schools to children in order to increase their access to higher education and for enhancing their life chances.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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