ERIC Number: EJ804836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
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Gifted Students in College: Suggestions for Advisors and Faculty Members
Kem, Lee; Navan, Joy L.
NACADA Journal, v26 n2 p21-28 Fall 2006
The definition and the need for appropriate services to the gifted college population are not as apparent in the postsecondary environment as in the K-12 schools. Many college educators perceive that college curricula provide the needed rigor and enrichment for gifted and honors students to make continuous progress in their learning. We explore perceptions of college honors students who were in gifted programs in their secondary earning environments. Through focus group discussions, students report that often college courses do not meet their need for more challenging learning opportunities. Based on our findings, we suggest ways that college advisors and faculty members can serve honors students in ways that challenge their learning and address their unique psychosocial needs.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education, Focus Groups, Faculty, College Students, Student Attitudes, Individual Development, College Faculty, Faculty Advisers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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