ERIC Number: EJ1164820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Counseling Gifted Children in Singapore: Implications for Evidence-Based Treatment with a Multicultural Population
Yeo, Lay See; Pfeiffer, Steven I.
Gifted Education International, v34 n1 p64-75 Jan 2018
Gifted education (GE) in Singapore is entering its third decade. However, local research into the gifted is typically undertaken by graduate students and left as unpublished data. Internationally, there is also very little if any research on counseling models that have been empirically validated for use with gifted children irrespective of their country of origin and cultural experience. This article serendipitously originated from the second author's visit to Singapore as a consulting scholar and his discussions with personnel at the Singapore Education Ministry's GE Branch and interactions with local teachers and parents of gifted children. Drawing on the published wisdom of clinical experts and the second author who have provided counseling for gifted children, and the first author's knowledge about Asian culture and educational context in Singapore, the article proposes an evidence-based counseling model that could serve the needs of gifted children in Singapore and possibly other Asian countries.
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Models, Gifted, Student Needs, Foreign Countries, Counselor Educators, Public Agencies, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Specialists, Asian Culture, Cultural Context, Educational Environment, Group Counseling, Evidence Based Practice, Family Counseling, Personality Traits, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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