From a student perspective, the paper seeks to find out whether the increasing intake of students in upper secondary school (STX) has an unfavourable impact on the talented students and conversely, how Akademiet for Talentfulde Unge (ATU) meets this issue. The first part of the paper is a comprehensive exordium describing the development and history of STX together with facts about the establishment of ATU, the purpose of which is to provide academic stimulation for the talented students. To take this exploration of this subject further, the paper studies different classifications of having talent by means of Annette Rasmussen’s use of Pierre Bourdieu. These theoretical elements represents a ways in which students can be categorised depending on talent and thereby, use them to legitimise the use of their statements in the analysis. The empirical knowledge is obtained through qualitative interviews, and quotes are used throughout the research paper in order to support and validate all conclusive findings made. The paper argues that due to the increasing intake in STX, the diversity of student capabilities is increasingly spread and as a result, the work ethic during class has changed. Hereby, a distance is created between the academically engaged students and the less engaged students, as they do not share the same set of values. To meet the needs of the talented students, ATU is providing them with a fellowship whereby the students experience that talent is to be celebrated and that they can share knowledge and challenge the academic levels of fellow students through debate.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||30 maj 2013|
- qualitative research