ERIC Number: ED189767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Gifted Black Adolescent: Focus Upon the Creative Positives.
Dabney, Margaret G.
The paper considers myths about the educability of children from varying ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and addresses the special needs of gifted Black adolescents. Hereditary, environmental, and developmental views toward educability are reviewed, and the developmental position is further examined as it relates to minority children. Identification of gifted Blacks is seen to be complicated because many Black youths are underachievers and may have manifested their giftedness in ways uncharacteristic of mainstream culture's gifted. Manifestations of gifted characteristics in gifted Black children are correlated with characteristics from the literature (e.g., keen observation, breadth of information, verbal proficiency) in areas of intellectual strengths, creative strengths, and style. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gifted Disadvantaged
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session W-7).