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Mudrak, Jiri – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
This paper attempts to explain, using a multi-case study approach, why some young elite athletes, who have shown extraordinary talent in childhood, leave competitive sport in adolescence. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five young elite athletes who decided to withdraw from elite sport. Interview data were analyzed using the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Dropout Research, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics
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Ryan, David; Wilson, Joanne – Gifted and Talented International, 2009
A unique talent development project took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland over the autumn (fall) term of 2007 that developed 60 young people from ten diverse schools (Special, Secondary, Grammar, Controlled (state schools) and Catholic Maintained). The project culminated in Manchester on 3 December 2007 when the Young People undertook a journey…
Descriptors: State Schools, Program Descriptions, Athletes, Foreign Countries