ERIC Number: EJ1101181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Project Promise: A Long-Term Follow-Up of Low-Income Gifted Students Who Participated in a Summer Enrichment Program
Kaul, Corina R.; Johnsen, Susan K.; Saxon, Terrill F.; Witte, Mary M.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v39 n2 p83-102 Jun 2016
"Overlooked gems" is the term used in gifted education to describe high-potential, low-income students who are unable to excel because of significant barriers in their homes, environments, and educational systems. To address these barriers, educators have offered enrichment and other types of talent development programs to this at-risk group of students. Using a retrospective survey, this study examined the perceptions of 89 low-income gifted students who participated in a summer enrichment program for 3 or more years and reports their impressions regarding social, emotional, motivational, academic, career, and generational benefits of participation. These findings expand the extant literature related to identifying components perceived as most beneficial and offer insight into potential multigenerational benefits.
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Gifted, Academically Gifted, Enrichment Activities, Summer Programs, Followup Studies, Student Participation, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Talent Development, At Risk Students, Special Education, Research, Disproportionate Representation, Economically Disadvantaged, Interviews, Online Surveys, Questionnaires, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: US Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Texas