ERIC Number: EJ854221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 6
Academic Camps: Why Spend Summer in Class?
Understanding Our Gifted, v17 n3 p13-15 Spr 2005
Gifted students tend to be drawn to summer gifted programs because of their high level of motivation and their drive to experience an academic challenge (Olszewski-Kubilius & Lee, 2004). Concurrently, academic summer programs yield numerous social-emotional, educational, and family benefits for gifted young people. One of the most beneficial aspects of summer programs for gifted students is the opportunity to spend time with their intellectual peers. In this article, the author discusses the beneficial aspects of summer programs for gifted students and how summer academic camps help the gifted student.
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Academically Gifted, Educational Benefits, Student Motivation, Peer Relationship
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