PROBLEMS OF GIFTED CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS

PROBLEMS OF GIFTED CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS

  1. Because gifted children have high level of verbal ability, quickness of understanding and accelerated thought processes, they may dominate teaching and learning situations or may show frustration and impatience with “waiting for the group” especially slow learners.

 

  1. The gifted children may become bored with unchallenging school work to the point of under-achievement or at worst dropping out of school. They may take up clowning (playful) to fill in the time and become popular with peers. Truancy and delinquency are also associated with school boredom.
  2. When faced with a challenging task, the gifted child may put in every effort and all the intellectual prowess to complete the work and produce a masterpiece only to be accused that he / she did not do the work.
  3. PROBLEMS OF GIFTED CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS
  4. The gifted children often face hostility, ridicule and accusations of being witches from their peers and some teachers of their high intellectual prowess.
  5. The gifted children may become lonely in the school community due to rejection by peers and also due to their varied interest, persistence at tasks, energy to study and huge academic success.

PROBLEMS OF GIFTED CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS

  1. Gifted children usually may seek protection in the class / school by helping influential members with their assignments and examinations.

PROBLEMS OF GIFTED CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS

  1. Their lives are often caught in a state of conflict between an advanced mental capacity and relatively tender physical maturity. Therefore, they often do not share in the social and emotional interests of their academic peers. For example, they become ‘strangers’ when their elder peers are discussing issues like sex, love, drinking, etc.

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