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ERIC Number: EJ810609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Vision with Action: Developing Sensitivity to Societal Concerns in Gifted Youth
Terry, Alice W.; Bohnenberger, Jann E.; Renzulli, Joseph S.; Cramond, Bonnie; Sisk, Dorothy
Roeper Review, v30 n1 p61-67 Jan 2008
At the 2006 National Association of Gifted Children Conference, a panel presentation addressed the importance of providing gifted children with opportunities to take positive social action through service-learning; this article is a result of that discussion. The Future Problem Solving Program (among others) has a community problem-solving component to help instill the habits of responding to community needs in socially constructive ways. A service-learning project conducted by secondary gifted students is discussed. The highest level of service-learning is an effective curriculum for gifted students that exposes them to community problems and encourages them to solve those problems creatively. Through service-learning, gifted youth have opportunities to expand their global awareness, practice skills of positive action, and make real their vision of a better future. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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