ERIC Number: ED371551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
"Where Are the Wise Women?" A Reflection on the Issues Surrounding the Educational Experience of Gifted Girls.
Because gifted girls so often fail to achieve their potential, they require specialized programming and counseling. Three factors in this longstanding pattern of underachievement and associated issues are: (1) biological (girls lack the innate ability to achieve); (2) environmental (aspects of the environment do not encourage female achievement); and (3) psychological (girls' personalities inhibit their achievement). Counseling, both formal and informal, can be critical in helping girls to recognize and address sex role stereotypes. Counseling can also serve as a positive force in the development of gifted girls' self concept and be instrumental in identifying mentors with whom girls can explore careers and lifestyles. Nine specific suggestions for teachers are offered. (Contains 46 references and resources.) (DB)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Career Exploration, Classroom Techniques, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Females, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Self Concept, Sex Role, Underachievement
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
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