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School violence--United States; Gifted children--Education;


The purpose of this article is to review the research of school violence, the emotional needs of gifted and talented students, and the implications of school violence for gifted students. The violence which has occurred during the past two years in the United States, not only in the high schools but also the middle and elementary schools, has been widely publicized in current periodicals, television, radio and newspapers.

The questions I have addressed in this article include: What is violence? What is school violence? What does research say about the emotional needs of gifted students? What are the implications of school violence for gifted students? Why is suicide a major implication of violence for gifted and talented students? What can administrators, teachers. and parents do to nurture these emotional needs in spite of school violence?

My use of these questions to review this vital educational issue attempts to present the implications of recent school violence for gifted and talented students. It also addresses how teachers, counselors and administrators can support the emotional needs of gifted and talented individuals, as well as all students, to make this nation's schools a safe and nurturing environments.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Sharon E. Smaldino


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