Five Gifted Boys in one Classroom: A Case-Study

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Abstract

This is a seven-year study of five gifted Israeli boys aged between three and a half to four and a half years old. Described are the regular classroom enrichment program in which three of them participated from third grade onward, and their other activities (e.g. sports, chess, etc.). Physical, psychological, educational, and familial details are also provided. Details are provided of the boys' social standing, and the relationships among the boys. Educational problems such as underachievement, boredom, and lack of challenge are discussed. Among the recommendations suggested are paying special attention to firstborn gifted boys who are socially at risk, and more frequent application of acceleration strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-245
Number of pages17
JournalGifted Education International
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

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