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ERIC Number: EJ1121895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2382-0349
Gifted and Growing up in a Low Income Family: Mindsets, Resilience, and Interventions
Ballam, Nadine
Teachers and Curriculum, v11 p17-20 2009
Exploring the lived experiences of young people who are gifted and who come from financially challenging backgrounds may provide insights that lead to effective interventions which enable the potential of this group of individuals to be fully realised. This paper describes the author's personal experience as a child identified as gifted at school and growing up in a low-income family. It illustrates the impact of a specific and damaging mindset on achievement, attitudes, and actions. Aspects of risk and resilience are explored briefly. Finally, three significant implications for educators and other professionals are identified.
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research. Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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