Underachieving and achieving gifted students
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Underachieving and achieving gifted students locus of control and locus of causality

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Written in English


  • Gifted children -- Attitudes.,
  • Underachievers -- Attitudes.

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Statementby Robert James McClelland.
SeriesCanadian theses = Thèses canadiennes
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 94 leaves. --
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18635924M

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Underachievement by America's children is a frustrating phenomenon for both educators and parents. However, underachievement seems especially troubling when it is manifested by our brightest students--the gifted. Underachievement by this group has been described as one of the greatest social wastes of our culture" (Gowan, , p. ). The underachievement of gifted students is a global issue and may occur to students at any stage of learning. Thearacteristic ch behaviors of underachieving gifted students . ERIC Digest article "Underachieving Gifted Students" includes the role of the family in reversing the problem. Research Article: Rubenstein, L.D., Siegle, D. Introduction to the special issue: Understanding and promoting motivation in gifted students, Psychology in . Underachievement in Gifted Students While gifted students learn easily and think deeply and creatively about various topics, they often fall prey to underachievement, when test scores or other.

The report entitled A Nation at Risk: The Imperative of Educational Reform was prepared by the National Commission on Excellence in Education (). It brought great attention to the phenomenon of underachievement among gifted children, pronouncing that fully half of gifted children do not work to their abilities in school. Factors That Differentiate Underachieving Gifted Students From High-Achieving Gifted Students. April ; The sample consisted of 56 gifted underachievers and gifted achievers from Some gifted children, however, underachieve. They do not develop to their full potential. Since underachievement and its subsequent consequences are not easy to overturn or cancel out, the focus of many educators is to spot underachievement at a young age and address the causes. There are three common causes of underachievement. As noted by the National Excellence report (Ross, ), there is a “quiet crisis” in the education of gifted students today – “quiet” because few people raise their voices on behalf of underachieving gifted children in our schools.