ERIC Number: EJ856017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Talent Development across the Lifespan: An Interview with Paula Olszewski-Kubilius
Henshon, Suzanna E.
Roeper Review, v31 n3 p134-137 2009
This article presents an interview with Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and a professor in the School of Education and Social Policy. She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from St. Xavier University in Chicago and her master's and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University in educational psychology. Dr. Olszewski-Kubilius has worked at the Center for 25 years, where she has designed and conducted educational programs for learners of all ages including summer programs, weekend programs, distance learning programs, programs for underrepresented gifted students, and workshops for parents and teachers. She is active in national- and state-level advocacy organizations for gifted children in the Midwest. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children and on the board of trustees of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She has conducted research and published over 80 articles or book chapters on issues of talent development, particularly the effects of accelerated educational programs, and the needs of special populations of gifted children. In this interview, Dr. Olszewski-Kubilius describes how she became interested in talent development, the role that the family plays in talent development, her responsibilities and the challenges she faces on a daily basis as Director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University, and the programs that she helped to develop.
Descriptors: Weekend Programs, Summer Programs, Academically Gifted, Distance Education, Governing Boards, Talent Development, Interviews, Instructional Design, Family Role, Acceleration (Education)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois