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ERIC Number: EJ910195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Nurturing a Garden: A Qualitative Investigation into School Counselors' Experiences with Gifted Students
Wood, Susannah M.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v34 n2 p261-302 Win 2010
There has been a noticeable lack of research concerning how gifted adolescents work with school counselors. The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study was to investigate K-12 school counselors' knowledge of and experience with gifted students. An emergent, inductive data analysis of interviews and written artifacts of school counselors revealed the following 8 major themes: the counseling relationship, experience with gifted traits, challenge and rigor, beliefs and philosophy, identification and services, collaborative relationships, concerns and constraints, and training and knowledge. Implications for school counselor training regarding service delivery to gifted students and areas for future research are included. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A