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CTY Explores Ways to Inspire Hard Work Among Advanced Learners

A foreign direct investment expert based in Singapore, Harvey Goldstein is a director of Business-Link Consultancy PTE LTD, and is the chairman of Harvest International in Indonesia. In addition to stimulating investment, Harvey Goldstein endorses educational opportunities for the most gifted young students worldwide by supporting the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

Center leader Elaine Hansen recently authored on article that discussed the relationship between intelligence and hard work in order to explore claims that academically advanced students have less “grit.” According to leading CTY faculty and staff, there are too many personal factors at work to make such a generalization, but the organization’s educators explain that they do employ strategies to help student sustain grit. CTY educators foster hard work by focusing on three main imperatives, which include combating boredom, emphasizing questions instead of answers, and rendering hard work contagious.

Hansen asserts that boredom is one of the main issues for advanced students, whose abilities may be untested by standard school curriculum. To overcome boredom, educators establish high academic goals, challenge students with difficult material, and maximize self-directed, interactive learning. CTY educators also state that students work harder when they are surrounded by motivated peers with whom they can collaborate to seek knowledge and tackle problems.

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The Center for Talented Youth Opens a New Research Lab

A prominent spokesman for international business, Harvey Goldstein is the managing director of Business-Link Consultancy and has been a board member of the Young Presidents’ Organization of Indonesia. Dedicated to enriching the lives of young students and business leaders, Harvey Goldstein is also the Chairman of Southeast Asia’s Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Recently, the Center for Talented Youth opened a new research lab on its main Baltimore campus. The lab offers young students a variety of recreational options, including everything from Lego and tangram puzzles to video games with 3D headsets. In addition to offering students plenty of play opportunities, the 1,350-square-foot lab also gives cognitive scientists the ability to study how gifted children learn.

According to Amy Shelton, the director of research and a professor at Johns Hopkins, the lab is designed to help share information regarding the behavior of advanced students. Elaine Tuttle Hansen, the executive director of the Center for Talented Youth, also believes that the lab will play a crucial role in giving scientists insights on which strategies help students, both gifted and not, reach their full academic potential.

The Goldstein Scholarship at the Centre for Talented Youth

Harvey Goldstein has extensive experience working in Southeast Asian business development, with a particular emphasis on Indonesia. Now based in Indonesia’s neighboring country, Singapore, Harvey Goldstein serves as Southeast Asia advisory board chair for the Centre for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University, where he and his wife have established the Goldstein Scholarship.

The Johns Hopkins University Centre for Talented Youth offers three-week programs of study in areas such as programming, mathematical modeling, and philosophy, and it emphasizes the need for the internationalization of young professionals. Each year, approximately 10,000 students enroll in summer programs at campuses spread throughout the United States and Hong Kong.

The Goldstein Scholarship grants recipients all funds necessary to participate in Centre for Talented Youth programs, including money for tuition, books, housing, and international travel expenses. The scholarship is designed for students who demonstrate both financial need and exceptional academic potential. Last year, six students from Singapore were granted the scholarship to attend the summer program at Pennsylvania’s Haverford College. Mr. & Mrs Goldstein plans to fund the scholarship for a total of five years and hope that it will continue after that initial term.

Center for Talented Youth Preps Youth for Academic Success

Harvey Goldstein founded Harvest International, Inc., in Indonesia, in 1987. Since that time, he has served as the managing director and chairman of the consulting firm and expanded its efforts to assist businesses in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Harvey Goldstein contributes to a number of groups and organizations. He and his wife, Rosita, recently established the Goldstein Scholarship to financially assist students to enroll in programs at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

A former participant of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth summer program recently earned recognition as a National Merit Scholarship finalist. The renowned national competition considers the talents of the nation’s brightest young minds. The Johns Hopkins program first introduced Nikila Vasudevan of Billerica, Massachusetts, to SAT and SCAT testing and to academic competition. She continued her collegiate preparations at Locke Middle School before scoring a near perfect 2340 on the SAT exam.

The first 2014 summer session for the Center for Talented Youth begins on the Johns Hopkins campus in Maryland on June 22. The second session begins on July 20. Gifted students can find information about the program on the Center’s website at http://cty.jhu.edu/summer.