Identifying and selecting able students for the NAGTY summer school: emerging issues and future considerations

Hartas, Dimitra, Lindsay, Geoff and Muijs, Daniel (2008) Identifying and selecting able students for the NAGTY summer school: emerging issues and future considerations. High Ability Studies, 19, (1), 5-18. (doi:10.1080/13598130801980265).


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In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that the educational needs of able students were not being adequately met in British schools resulting in a series of governmental educational initiatives aiming at improving the education of able students. The establishment of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY) at the University of Warwick was a development aimed at enhancing able students' educational provision. An evaluation of the first summer school, established under the auspices of NAGTY, took place to address issues of identifying and selecting able students, exploring the relative value of different sources of evidence for determining eligibility, and looking at the overall effectiveness of the selection process. Qualitative methods (i.e., interviews, observations, document analysis) were employed to collect data on the process of identifying and selecting able students. The evaluation yielded interesting results with regard to the criteria/eligibility for selection, decisions about what counts as evidence of giftedness and its relative value

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/13598130801980265
ISSNs: 1359-8139 (print)
1469-834X (electronic)
Keywords: G & T identification, assessment of gifted children, gifted, talented
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 165893
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
June 2008Published
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 11:13
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:30

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