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ERIC Number: EJ1005763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Reexamining Gifted Underachievement and Dropout through the Lens of Student Engagement
Landis, Rebecca N.; Reschly, Amy L.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v36 n2 p220-249 Jun 2013
The issue of high school dropout has long concerned policy makers, educational professionals, and the general public. In the gifted literature, this concern is no less pressing. Student engagement is becoming an increasingly discussed construct for conceptualizing the dropout phenomenon and designing appropriate interventions to prevent this phenomenon. The purpose of this literature review was to review prior findings in the gifted underachievement and dropout literature within the framework of student engagement. Specifically, academic, behavioral, affective, and cognitive indicators of student engagement are examined. Findings of the review and implications for research and practice are presented. Student engagement may prove to be an essential construct in understanding, predicting, and preventing dropout behavior among gifted students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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