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ERIC Number: EJ1208698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2474-4166
Strategies for Success: Gifted Students from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds Reflect on What Matters Most
Smith, Nakeiha Primus
Excellence in Education Journal, v7 n2 p42-68 Sum 2018
This study was conducted to investigate factors which contribute to the success of gifted students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and low socio-economic backgrounds. Participants were 63 graduates of a secondary gifted and talented program in an urban school district. The graduates' perspectives were examined through the use of questionnaires. Resilience and coping strategies were among the contributing factors for the participants' success in gifted programs and after high school graduation. Further, increased exposure to and involvement with technology and community service programs also heightened students' ability to persevere and positively persist in the workforce. The results lead to instructional implications and recommendations for fostering success for all students from different cultural, linguistic, and low socio-economic backgrounds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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