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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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BARRETO, Célia Maria Ferreira  and  METTRAU, Marsyl Bulkool. High ability and the challenge of counseling. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.1, n.1, pp. 66-79. ISSN 2236-6407.

The study took place in a Public Federal School in Rio de Janeiro. The overall objectives investigated social representation teachers have about high abilities and any existing indication of such students to be directed to specific learning and counseling programs. Two different groups were taken as samples. The first was formed by 36 teachers from Elementary and High School. The other consisted in four school sectors, charged with keeping students record data. Using qualitative method of contents’ analysis. This study indicates its participants have social representations about high abilities. However, the results indicate that there are no gifted students enrolled in the researched institution. Furthermore, this study also suggests urgency in taking inclusive actions for gifted students at this school as well as continuing investigation.

Keywords : High abilities; social representations; counseling.

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