publication . Thesis . 2010

In Search of Excellence: Perceived effects of special classes for gifted students in Ireland from the perspective of the students and their parents

O'Reilly, Colm Joseph;
Open Access English
  • Published: 22 Sep 2010
  • Country: Ireland
This thesis focuses on high ability students and the effects of Saturday and summer courses on their academic and social development. These students who have been identified through assessment are in the top 5% of the population academically. After qualifying from the assessment they are invited to participate in courses run by the Irish Centre for Talented Youth (CTYI) at Dublin City University and other colleges around the country. This study looks at students who have participated on these programmes and their parents in relation to the impact of these courses on their academic and social development. Results show that participating students and their parents...
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