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ERIC Number: EJ796762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9862
A National Picture of Talent Search and Talent Search Educational Programs
Lee, Seon-Young; Matthews, Michael S.; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula
Gifted Child Quarterly, v52 n1 p55-69 2008
This article presents a comprehensive portrait of talent search testing and associated educational programs in the United States, now some 35 years after Dr. Julian Stanley originated the concept. Survey data from the six major talent search centers in the United States were used to examine the scope of talent search educational offerings, including accelerated summer, distance education, Saturday and weekend, and leadership programs. Reported data reveal that over 3 million students have participated in talent search testing since these programs' inception, and subsequently thousands of these students participate each year in other educational programs offered by these organizations. In addition to above-level test scores, data used to prequalify students to participate include on-level standardized achievement tests, teacher or parent nominations, and portfolios. Disproportional representations within talent search testing and educational programs by racial and household income levels were addressed with a need for more financial support and collaborative work between talent search centers and local schools for more students to benefit from the talent search model. (Contains 3 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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