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ERIC Number: EJ1199491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Self-Select Bridges the Gap for Australian Adolescents
Ireland, Christine
Parenting for High Potential, v7 n4 p4-6 Dec 2018
Australian curriculum falls short for gifted students, and many teachers are not able to confidently improvise solutions. Research has painted a poor picture of education for Australian students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as from provincial and remote regions. In 2017, the Australian government commissioned an Independent Review into Regional, Rural, and Remote Education (IRRRRE) to try and improve the education of students in rural areas. The initial focus was to fund studies on the needs of these students, who often are of an indigenous background, a historically underserved population. This year, IRRRRE is further focused on providing information pathways beyond school for regional, rural, and remote students. This paper provides advice on offering gifted education in rural, remote, and low socioeconomic areas. It discusses how to extend and accelerate students through a new program, Self-Select, which is designed to bridge the gap in gifted education in Australia. Self-Select is successful because it fosters learning and risk-taking and addresses the educational environment and students' interpersonal characteristics.
National Association for Gifted Children. 1331 H Street NW Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-785-4268; Fax: 202-785-4248; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia