ERIC Number: ED145621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Discovery and Nurturance of Giftedness in the Culturally Different.
Torrance, E. Paul
Discussed in the monograph are methods for identifying and developing programs for culturally different gifted students. In an overview section, the important issues and trends associated with the discovery and nurturance of giftedness among the culturally different are considered; and screening methods which involve modified traditional procedures, instruments that seem to lack cultural bias, and culture specific procedures are reviewed. A nonpsychometric approach is offered for identifying strengths and using strengths to motivate learning, select learning experiences, and develop career plans in 18 areas (which include ability to express feelings and emotions; ability to improvise with commonplace materials and objects; and articulateness in role playing, sociodrama, and story telling). A final section focuses on alternative programs, approaches, and additional general guidelines for discovering and nurturing giftedness. Appended are a table summarizing studies of racial and socioeconomic bias of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, a sample checklist for observing signs of giftedness among the culturally different, and an annotated list of biographies and autobiographies of successful culturally different people for young readers. (SBH)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Culture Fair Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Gifted, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Research Reviews (Publications), Screening Tests, Talent Identification, Teaching Methods
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales Unit, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.