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ERIC Number: EJ746305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Through Their Eyes: Students' Perspectives of a University-Based Enrichment Program--The University for Young People Project
Johnsen, Susan K.; Witte, Mary; Robins, Jennifer
Gifted Child Today, v29 n3 p56-61 Sum 2006
Gifted students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are frequently underrepresented in gifted and talented programs. A number of factors have been identified that appear to limit gifted and talented services to this population: narrow concepts and definitions of giftedness, restrictive identification procedures, inadequate programming, and environmental factors such as social support systems. In attempting to address this important issue, professionals have developed and implemented a variety of interventions. This article will examine one of these interventions, enrichment in a university setting, and describe the students' perspectives toward the program and their growth in interests and career goals. This article also focuses on 5 cases from one cohort of 40 students who participated in the University for Young People (UYP) Project, a summer program sponsored by Baylor University and the City of Waco aimed to nurture students' interests and possible careers, during 1999-2002.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas