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2017 WCGTC Biennial World Conference

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4.1.2 Educating gifted learners at home: Perspectives and lived experiences

Parents of gifted children are increasingly expressing concern about the education of high ability students in America’s public schools. Many of these parents are exploring alternative educational options for meeting their gifted children's unique learning and social/emotional needs. This trend is reflected in the fact that the most rapidly growing segment of the homeschooling population represents those who choose homeschooling for academic reasons. This session discusses the findings of a qualitative study that explored the lived experiences and perspectives of families who homeschool their gifted children. Implications for parents and educators will be shared and discussed.


Charlton Wolfgang
Millersville University
United States

Charlton Wolfgang, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Gifted Education and Coordinator of the M.Ed. in Gifted Education Program at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania, USA. At Millersville University he teaches graduate and undergraduate gifted education courses, as well as STEM education courses. His research interests include Gifted Education and STEM Education.


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