Giftedness in students’ social expectations

Alla A. Gudzovskaya, Institute for Research on Social Phenomena
Marina S. Myshkina, Samara National Research University

Recommended Citation:
Gudzovskaya, Alla A., Myshkina, Marina S. (2016) ‘Giftedness in students’ social expectations’, Social Phenomena. 2016 3(6), pp. 81-88.

The article analyses the results of the experiment during which students were asked to continue the following sentence: “Modern students dream of…”. When high school students talk about their current needs, they indirectly express their social expectations towards school, teachers, and society. The article reveals the substantial diversity of students’ expectations towards the school and offers the description of the received data in the following categories and their semantic units: “actors”, “subjects”, “existence”, “effective component”, “locus of control”, “the time factor”. Student and teacher identities are represented in the sufficient manifestation of the needs of the social and existential nature. At the same time students’ expectations for school are found to be disconnected from the development of their abilities and talents.

Keywords: giftedness, social expectations, subjects, objects, existence, time factor, effective component, locus of control, relational component.

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