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ERIC Number: EJ882060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Special Schools and Other Options for Gifted STEM Students
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula
Roeper Review, v32 n1 p61-70 2010
Special schools focused on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines are one of the best options for gifted students with talent and interest in these areas. Such schools offer benefits, such as unique opportunities for research and mentoring, that other options cannot. In this article, I compare the advantages and disadvantages of special STEM schools in comparison to other options such as summer programs, distance learning, mentorships, and others, as well as discuss the characteristics of students for whom each option is most appropriate. Alternatives to STEM schools, including piecing together summer program, distance-learning programs, and other options, are also discussed and evaluated. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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