ERIC Number: ED179657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-29
Reference Count: 0
The Gifted Black Child: Problems and Promise.
Howard, John R.
In this paper, it is noted that there are three reasons for studying the black gifted child. First, black destiny has in part been shaped by talented blacks--for example, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. Second, the black gifted are a minority within a minority. The gifted black female, subject to sexism, is even more of a minority. Third, whether or not programs for the gifted should exist is not at question; they do exist and black children should participate fully in these programs. The black gifted child presents different problems from the white gifted child in terms of the following: (1) identification of the gifted and mislabeling; (2) the social milieu of the gifted, particularly family and peers; and (3) programs and possibilities for facilitating the identification and development of the black gifted. A short review of programs for the gifted, a list of Passow's five recommended steps for developing programs for the culturally different gifted, a short bibliography on the minority gifted, and a list of sources for information concerning the gifted and talented are included. (Author/PMR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
Note: Keynote Address delivered at the Conference on Living and Working with the Gifted Black Child (Purchase, NY, October 29, 1977); Not available in paper copy due to reproduction quality of original document