ERIC Number: EJ725220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
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Creative Problem Solving with Marginalized Populations: Reclaiming Lost Prizes through In-the-Trenches Interventions
McCluskey, Ken W.; Baker, Philip A.; McCluskey, Andrea L. A.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v49 n4 p330 Fall 2005
This article describes several initiatives in which Creative Problem Solving, in combination with career exploration and mentoring, has been used successfully to identify and develop the talents of "at-risk" populations. During the past decade, the Lost Prizes project helped turn around the lives of talented but troubled high-school dropouts, Northern Lights encouraged productivity in disenfranchised Aboriginal teens, and Second Chance reduced recidivism among Native Canadian inmates. Currently, various mentoring programs are providing support to vulnerable inner-city young people at risk for alienation, school failure, and gang involvement.
Descriptors: Dropouts, Problem Solving, Mentors, Career Exploration, Youth Programs, At Risk Persons, Urban Areas, Intervention, Talent Development, Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations
National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036. Web site: http://www.nagc.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Canada