ERIC Number: ED203652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Special Problems and Procedures for Identifying Minority Gifted Students.
Bernal, Ernest M.
The author reviews the key problems associated with generally accepted practices for identifying the gifted from the perspective of minority gifted students, particularly the gifted bilingual child; and presents some alternative approaches for testing. Noted among the shortcomings of testing minority students are that standardized tests are not appropriate and do not interest and motivate the examinee. Current definitions of giftedness and their utility for identification and selection are reviewed, and the contribution of Guilford's Structure of Intellect model in expanding the definition of giftedness is pointed out. Stressed is the importance of using culture based definitions of giftedness for identification and selection in a minority population. The author advocates inclusionism in identification (i.e., if a child manifests giftedness prima facie or gifted potential on one or more indicators of the trait, the child should be identified as gifted and a candidate for selection). (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Gifted Disadvantaged
Note: Paper presented at The Council for Exceptional Children Conference on The Exceptional Bilingual Child (New Orleans, LA, February, 1981, Session Th-10).