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ERIC Number: EJ1231681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1323-9686
Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners Who Just Don't 'Fit': Parent Perspectives
Ballam, Nadine; Sturgess, Anne
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, v28 n2 p6-16 Dec 2019
In February 2018, a full-time provider of gifted education opened in New Zealand with its initial cohort of children. This provider catered for learners from ages 1-15 years who did not 'fit' in mainstream education settings. This paper reports on a research project that focused on the effectiveness of the learning approach at this school in its inaugural year. Two sources of data informed this research, including semi-structured interviews with parents and learning and support staff, and an analysis of documents related to the philosophy, curriculum, and learning approach. This paper reports on benefits and limitations of the learning approach identified by the parent participants in the study.
Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented. School of Education, The University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand