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21 February 2011

Should my gifted child skip a grade?

The majority of studies have shown that children who have been educationally accelerated do not suffer academically.

The majority of studies have shown that children who have been educationally accelerated do not suffer academically. Their grades are higher than those of their peers who chose not to accelerate, and they compare favourably with those of older students in their classes. Accelerated students also report heightened interest in and enthusiasm for school.

Is educational acceleration harmful to the child emotionally or socially?
This aspect of educational acceleration seems to worry parents and educators most. In general, children who are well-adjusted and socially at ease before accelerating report having two groups of friends, they belong to a circle of older students, but they also retain friend ships with children who are the same age.

 
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