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ERIC Number: EJ886905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Grade Skipping: A Retrospective Case Study on Academic and Social Implications
Kleinbok, Ora; Vidergor, Hava
Gifted and Talented International, v24 n2 p21-38 Dec 2009
The retrospective case study conducted in Israel was aimed at assessing students' and parents' views relating to grade skipping. It sheds light on authentic views and decision-making related to the processes and outcomes of grade skipping. The study sample comprised students (N=5) who had experienced grade skipping at different stages in their school lives, and their parents (N=5). Semi-structured interviews were used. The main issues addressed by students and parents were: (a) Factors initiating and facilitating grade skipping; (b) Social or other difficulties encountered by students during adjustment period; (c) Academic implications; and (d) General overview and satisfaction with grade skipping. Findings indicate all students overcame difficulties posed by various parties, and felt they belonged with their new peers academically, mentally and socially. Students and parents retrospectively assessed grade skipping as a positive experience. Students recommended early entrance to elementary school and to junior high school as best options, since they encompass a new beginning for all students. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel