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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), pp. 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

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Published date: June 2008
Keywords: G & T identification, assessment of gifted children, gifted, talented


Local EPrints ID: 165893
ISSN: 1359-8139
PURE UUID: ea060880-905d-46f1-be64-974b66fb76e9
ORCID for Daniel Muijs: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 20 Oct 2010 11:13
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:26

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Author: Dimitra Hartas
Author: Geoff Lindsay
Author: Daniel Muijs ORCID iD

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