Talent and Career Development Among Students Underrepresented …

Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development

Campus/Building Maps

Talent and Career Development Among Students Underrepresented in Gifted EducationSaba Ali, Duhita Mahatmya, & Megan Foley-Nicpon

Monday, May 20, 2024, 10:15 – 11:15 am, Lawrence D. McHugh Hall, Room MCHU 205

The Talent Identification and Career Exploration (TICE) Program, funded by a Jacob K. Javits grant, consists of an expanded talent identification protocol and a career education intervention intended to broaden access to advanced learning opportunities for underrepresented middle school students. TICE was implemented over 5 years in 12 school districts with 1,162 sixth and seventh graders in a predominantly rural midwestern US state. In this session, we will summarize three TICE-related research projects. First, we will describe the psychosocial profiles that emerged among the expanded talent pool of participants. Second, we will discuss participant outcomes related to subject matter self-efficacy, interests, and career outcome expectations. Third, we will consider participants’ academic and psychosocial strengths based on various demographic characteristics (race, disability, gifted and talented identification, etc.), educational aspirations, and aptitude.