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ERIC Number: EJ1148573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
School Transition and Mathematically Gifted Students
Bicknell, Brenda; Riley, Tracy
Gifted and Talented International, v28 n1-2 p135-148 2013
This study addresses school transition in New Zealand for 15 students identified as mathematically gifted and talented. The findings are drawn from a two-year study that included student, parent, and teacher perspectives, and an examination of school policies, programs, and practices. Students felt well prepared for the transition although not all students experienced a smooth transition. Some schools practised tabula rasa or fresh start and this impacted on curriculum continuity, academic achievement, and social-emotional well-being. The main source of support for the transition was from their friends--commonly like-minded peers. School support systems were limited and students were not explicitly taught coping strategies. Several implications for managing successful school transitions are proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A