ERIC Number: ED232360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
The Role of the Family in the Identification and Education of Gifted Minority Children.
Gallegos, Anne Y.; Flores, Jayni
Parents of gifted minority children need to be involved in their children's education. Cultural differences and values can present obstacles to communication between parents and the schools. Difficulties in assessment and identification of minority gifted students arise over issues related to parents' perceptions of their child's giftedness, their feelings of their responsibility vs. the school's in educating their child, the instruments used in assessment, and the prevalent underestimation of the potential of the linguistically/culturally different child. Parents can help in educational programing by providing information about what different cultures value as gifted or talented behaviors. A cultural framework can be applied to specific classroom activities to teach ideological, sociological, attitudinal, and technological-artistic values of the culture. The school can help the parents via direct and indirect contact. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Gifted Minorities Conference (Tuscon, AZ, June 11-13, 1982).