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ERIC Number: EJ789919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Affective Benefits from Academic Competitions for Middle School Gifted Students
Ozturk, Mehmet A.; Debelak, Charles
Gifted Child Today, v31 n2 p48-53 Spr 2008
Academic competitions have long been an aspect of programming for the gifted. These competitions can facilitate a learning environment that presents gifted students the academic challenge that often is difficult to create in a single classroom or school. They can offer the types of experiences that foster the development of productive attitudes and work habits. They also can nurture emotional and psychological growth. Some of these benefits can be defined within the framework of differentiation. However, academic competitions also hold potential for a number of affective benefits that cannot be subsumed under differentiation. In this article, drawing upon their experience and related research, the authors elaborate on these affective outcomes: (1) motivation; (2) a healthy self-concept; (3) coping with subjectivity; (4) dealing with a competitive world; and (5) interacting with supportive role models.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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