Distant education of gifted children in the USA



Distant teaching which helps to realize the main principles of contemporary education: «teaching throughout» and «lifelong teaching» becomes more and more indemand. The possibility to get education for the residents of remote districts, excess to contemporary data bases, scientific libraries and learning materials of high quality, possibility to study at a time convenient for a student and in a tempo acceptable to the one makes distant education one of the most effective form of work with gifted children. System of distant education in the USA which is one of the most sophisticated one involves a big variety of programs and courses for both ordinary and gifted students. The article analyzes the existing in the USA on-line programs for gifted children, reveals their advantages and disadvantages, discusses the distant forms of work applicable to teaching of gifted children in Russia.

General Information

Keywords: distant education, on-line programs, gifted children, efficiency of distant education

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology and Pedagogical Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Rogozhkina I.B. Distant education of gifted children in the USA [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2012. Vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 85–94. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

I. B. Rogozhkina, researcher, Resource center for giftedness, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: snleo@mail.ru



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