Thursday January 27th 2022

Dr Annette Heinbokel talked about Acceleration.

Members of ECHA know the basics of what to offer children that are not sufficiently challenged: enrichment, acceleration and their combinations. Although there has been positive research on acceleration for decades, especially in the US, not only lay people but also many educators and psychologists have their misgivings.

National correspondents of ECHA and participants at ECHA conferences were asked about the implementation of acceleration in their countries and attitudes towards it

Several German studies on acceleration will be presented, including questionnaires for adults who had skipped. Results were overwhelmingly positive. In this talk I will discuss the various studies and the merits of acceleration.