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ERIC Number: EJ761710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Current Research on the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted and Talented Students: Good News and Future Possibilities
Reis, Sally M.; Renzulli, Joseph S.
Psychology in the Schools, v41 n1 p119-130 Jan 2004
A recent summary of research produced by a task force of psychologists and educational researchers associated with the National Association for Gifted Children and the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented indicated that high-ability students are generally at least as well adjusted as any other group of youngsters. This research also found, however, that gifted and talented students can face a number of situations that may constitute sources of risk to their social and emotional development. Some of these issues emerge because of a mismatch with educational environments that are not responsive to the pace and level of gifted students' learning and thinking. Others occur because of unsupportive social, school, or home environments. In this article, current research about the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students is summarized and suggestions are made about strategies to enhance these students' school experiences. Suggestions are provided for assessment and educational programming based on students' strengths and interests that may result in helping talented students realize their potential. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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