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ERIC Number: EJ1020627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
Constructing and Deconstructing Giftedness: A Reflective Conversation between Tim Dracup, Architect of England's National Gifted and Talented Education Programme from 1996 to 2009, and Barry Hymer, Professor of Psychology in Education, University of Cumbria, UK
Hymer, Barry
Gifted Education International, v30 n1 p5-23 Jan 2014
This conversation was prompted by a blog entry posted by Tim Dracup in January 2012. The subsequent e-exchange between Tim and Barry Hymer explored a number of issues central to the nature and aetiology of giftedness, confronting these issues from contrasting ontological and epistemological stances. As a result, their conversation includes arguments over the value of social constructivism and the nature of "empirical evidence", equity and incidence, and related socio-political factors. Areas of agreement and continuing disagreement are provided. The subsequent exchange has been lightly edited and abridged for the purposes of this journal. Barry's contributions are italicised.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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