Academic Planning for Gifted Students

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Academic planning involves setting short- and long-term educational goals and selecting an appropriate course of action to reach them. Research and literature reviews exploring the experiences of eminent adults suggest that there are a number of factors critical to talent development, including both academic and affective components that need to be part of academic planning for gifted students. Counselors can contribute to academic planning by ensuring that students have appropriate academic and social environments that will foster motivation, appropriate responses to challenge, the development of growth mindsets, and psychosocial skills. To help gifted students as they think about college and careers, Berger recommended that gifted students have opportunities to participate in their academic planning and learn about a variety of colleges, not just the most academically rigorous or selective ones. The many advocacy organizations and gifted centers across the country are great resources for networking, research, information on best practices, and more.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook for Counselors Serving Students with Gifts and Talents
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopment, Relationships, School Issues, and Counseling Needs/Interventions
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781000499452
ISBN (Print)9781032144931
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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