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Gifted Child Today, v32 n2 p42-49 Spr 2009

This article presents a brief history of three Korean high schools for mathematically gifted students. It describes how these schools operate, how their mathematics curricula differ compared to those of regular high schools, the admissions criteria, curriculum offered, and the student and teacher population. This review of specialized, science, and private schools offers a glimpse of their similarities and differences, and clear distinctions when compared to regular high schools. By attending schools where their peers are equally talented in mathematics and science, taking advanced classes, and having the chance to attend schools abroad, gifted students have better support than students who attend other high schools. The authors note, however, that administrators and educators still need to develop equitable admissions standards and suitable curriculum and experiences to further enhance the gifted students' high school experience. (Contains 1 table and 6 resources.)

Descriptors: High Schools, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Mathematical Aptitude, Educational Development, Effective Schools Research, Institutional Characteristics, Special Education

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Autor: Choi, Kyong Mi; Hon, Dae Sik


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