ERIC Number: ED301994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Girls: The Disappearing Act. The Report Card #6.
Shaffer, Susan Morris
The paper collects data concerned with the problem of underachievement in gifted girls. The first section looks at how society limits gifted girls in the schools and in the work place. The next section examines how gifted girls limit themselves through internal barriers to achievement, attitudes, and lack of self-esteem. The final section offers suggestions to educators and parents to help gifted girls achieve. Suggestions include early identification of gifted girls; programs which contain enrichment, acceleration, and guidance components; the use of adult role models; use of peer support groups; encouraging the seeking of a female mentor; encouraging the taking of 4 years of mathematics in high school; and avoiding sending conflicting messages concerning the desirability of achievement. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Females, Gifted, Parent Role, Teacher Role, Underachievement
Mid-Atlantic Center for Sex Equity, The NETWORK, Inc., 5010 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20016 ($0.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Network, Inc., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Center for Sex Equity.