Keynote: Underachievement: Why do smart kids get poor grades in school
Nicholas Colangelo will take a look at the issue of underachievement among gifted student: how do we define underachievement; why it happens and possible solutions.
Nicholas Colangelo is the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Iowa. He is author of numerous articles on counseling gifted students and the affective development of gifted and acceleration. He has edited three editions of Handbook of Gifted Education, (with Gary Davis) and has co-authored “A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students” (with Susan Assouline and Miraca Gross). He has served on the editorial boards of major journals including Counseling and Development, Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal of Creative Behavior, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Roeper Review.