Category: Poster

29 - Gifted Adolescents’ and Teachers’ Perceived Leadership and Leaders’ Roles for the Global Society

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

This study examined how gifted students and teachers perceived leaders’ roles and leadership needed for the global society. Involving 250 gifted adolescents and 100 teachers in South Korea and the U.S., this study used a survey developed from two focus group interviews with a group of gifted adolescents and teachers. Major results included that gifted students and teachers similarly perceived the characteristics of great leaders and were aware of the need for in-school leadership activities. Yet, they were different in the perceived role and responsibility of gifted students as future leaders. Differences between gifted students and teachers in the two nations are discussed, along with the need for leadership programs.

Eunjoo Boo

Ph.D. Student
Seoul National University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea

Eunjoo Boo is a high school teacher and a doctoral student studying educational psychology at Seoul National University. She is currently participating in the Global Research Network project led by Professor Seon-Young Lee. Eunjoo has been teaching English in Korean public high schools since 2009. Bringing insights from her teaching career to educational research, she is trying to figure out how to nurture students’ creativity and leadership by making small changes in the classroom. Her research interests encompass creative learning, gifted education, and leadership development.

Eunsun Kim

Ph.D. Student
Seoul National University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea

Taehee Kim

Master's Student
Seoul National University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea

Yun-kyoung Kim

Ph.D. Student
Seoul National University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea

Jihye Lee

Master's Student
Seoul National University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea

Seon-Young Lee

Associate Professor
Seoul National University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea

Seon-Young Lee is currently an associate professor of the Department of Education, Educational Psychology/Gifted and Creative Education Program, at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. Previously, she was a faculty member at Yonsei University, Department of Education in Seoul, South Korea; research assistant professor of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University; and a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development.

Hyunuk Park

Master's Student
Seoul National University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea