NAGC Position Statements & White Papers
Position Statements and White Papers help clarify issues in gifted and talented education and set NAGC's position on these issues.
Frank C. Worrell is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education and the Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley. His current appointments include Director of the School Psychology program, Faculty Director of the Academic Talent Development Program, and Faculty Director of the California College Preparatory Academy. Dr. Worrell’s areas of expertise include academic talent development/gifted education, the education of at-risk youth, scale development and validation, teacher effectiveness, and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice. He has given workshop to teachers and school psychologists on a variety of topics. Some of the topics include the following: (a) Supporting the development of an academic identity/scholar ethos; (b) Understanding what giftedness is: Implications for identification and programming; and (c) Psychosocial variables in academic performance: Identity, culture, and achievement.