ERIC Number: ED137667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Teacher and Pupil Stereotypes of Gifted Boys and Girls.
Solano, Cecelia H.
This research is concerned with the stereotypes of gifted children held by average ability students and by teachers. The results of this study show that gifted boys are viewed positively by their age-mates, whereas gifted girls are quite disliked. Attitudes were elicited from educators familiar with gifted students, and from educators with no personal contact with such students. The findings show a negative stereotype of gifted boys among educators that dissipates on contact, while there is a positive stereotype of gifted girls that disappears after working with them. College courses on the gifted child were used as an intervention technique to change attitudes toward the gifted. Teacher attitudes toward gifted boys improved considerably, whereas attitudes toward gifted girls improved only sightly, suggesting that general information about gifted girls does not have the same effect as personal contact. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C. September 3-7, 1976)