Category: Poster

21 - Do School Climate and Self-Concept Matter to Career Development of Gifted Students From Disadvantaged Backgrounds?

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Secondary students’ career development is related to both intrapersonal factors, such as self-concept, and environmental factors, such as the school environment. This session shares the experience of a university-based summer residential program designed for career development of disadvantaged middle school gifted students in STEM areas. Also, the session explores relationships among school climate, self-concept, and career decision-making self-efficacy. Participants are introduced to the implications of the study and given suggestions for encouraging career development for middle school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Mihyeon Kim

Director, Precollegiate Learner Program
Center for Gifted Education, William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia

Dr. Mihyeon Kim is the Center for Gifted Education’s Director of Pre-Collegiate Learner Programs. She received her Ed. D. in gifted education from the College of William and Mary. She is responsible for academic enrichment services to precollegiate students and expands services to international students. Prior to her educational positions, she was on the development team of library services for virtual universities and distance programs in Korea and worked for the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University.