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Keywords

Gifted children--Education; Underachievers--Education;

Abstract

The academic underachievement of gifted students has perplexed educators, parents, and researchers for over half a century. With such a controversial background, gifted underachievers have become a topic of increased interest in the last few decades. A large body of quantitative research has attempted to fill this void. Numerous personality and environmental factors such as lack of effort, learning styles, family dynamics, and peer relationships have been linked to underachievement.

A plethora of inadequate and unsuccessful interventions have been implemented, researched, and scrutinized. With such an increased awareness, why do potentially gifted students continue to fail and what can we do about this underachievement? This paper attempts to review the last few decades of research on gifted underachievement and to identify effective intervention strategies that will provide useful implications for the future.

Year of Submission

2002

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Donald W. Schmits

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Date Original

2002

Object Description

1 PDF file (vii, 88 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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