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Psychological Science and Education
2011. no. 4, 46–55
1814-2052 / 2311-7273 (online)
Educational programs of support of the gifted in universities
, Ph.D. in Psychology, leading researcher, Resource center for giftedness, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, associate professor, professor, chair of psychology, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia, Vlasova13@yandex.ruZakharova N.S.
, chair of psychology, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia
The article examines the problems of gifted learners caused by lack of intellectual challenge in case of undifferentiated education in universities and difficulties in relationships with peers who have another system of values. It analyzes the honors programs in American universities which are aimed at solution of these problems. It identifies the elements of the programs, their effectiveness, influence on personal and professional growth of the gifted. Early entrance program (13–14 years) for gifted students is examined, the postponed results of its influence. The article identifies the main characteristics of the programs which can be used in Russian universities for fuller self-realisation of the gifted.
Keywords: gifted students, self-realisation, honors programs and early entrance programs, psychological service
Column: Educational Psychology
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