Developing Mentorship Programs for Gifted Students

Developing Mentorship Programs for Gifted Students

by Del Siegle, Frances A. Karnes
     
 

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Mentorship programs can provide motivated gifted and talented students with an opportunity to apply inductive thinking and problem-solving skills to advanced content that is often associated with real-life situations. They need to investigate the complexities and interrelationships among disciplines that can only be discovered with assistance from highly knowledgeable

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Mentorship programs can provide motivated gifted and talented students with an opportunity to apply inductive thinking and problem-solving skills to advanced content that is often associated with real-life situations. They need to investigate the complexities and interrelationships among disciplines that can only be discovered with assistance from highly knowledgeable experts. As gifted students develop their interests and talents in a chosen area of study, it is often necessary to structure learning experiences with out-of-school mentors. This guide offers practical strategies for starting and developing a mentoring program. From structuring a program, to selecting a mentor and monitoring progress, to ensuring success, this book provides an excellent introduction to the topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593631727
Publisher:
Prufrock Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
The Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

Meet the Author

Del Siegle, Ph.D., is an associate professor and teaching fellow in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches graduate courses in gifted education, creativity, and research design. He is president of the National Association of Gifted Children and also serves on the board of directors of The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG). He authors a technology column for Gifted Child Today. Siegle’s research interests include Web-based instruction, student motivation, and teacher bias in the identification of students for gifted programs. He currently serves as the coeditor of the Journal of Advanced Academics.

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