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ERIC Number: EJ940583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Serving the Gifted: A National Survey of School Psychologists
Robertson, Stephanie G.; Pfeiffer, Steven I.; Taylor, Nicki
Psychology in the Schools, v48 n8 p786-799 Sep 2011
Gifted students are among the most underserved population in American schools and are some of the most underperforming in the world, ranking last in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Algebra, and Geometry among 13 other developed countries. To improve services for the gifted, possible gaps in training and service delivery must be identified. There is a lack of research addressing many of the practical aspects of the delivery of services to the gifted. There is also a lack of research examining how well school psychologists are prepared to provide services to gifted and talented students. We conducted a national survey of school psychologists to evaluate the amount of time school psychologists allocate for gifted assessment and consultation. We also collected information about graduate school and professional development on gifted topics, familiarity with prominent figures in the gifted field, and gifted assessment methods. (Contains 1 footnote and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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