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ERIC Number: EJ1179494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Learning about the Lives and Early Experiences of Notable Asian American Women: Productive Giftedness, Childhood Traits, and Supportive Conditions
Paik, Susan J.; Choe, Shirlie Mae Mamaril; Otto, Wendi J.; Rahman, Zaynah
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v41 n2 p160-192 Jun 2018
Despite one-dimensional stereotypes and barriers experienced by Asian American women, many have achieved prominence. We know very little about these stories, their lives, or what helped them to achieve beyond expectations. Based on the Productive Giftedness Model, the article identifies the common traits and supportive conditions that influence their success. To help illustrate these experiences, the article highlights the lives of 10 notable Asian American women across diverse professions. These women displayed "productive giftedness" as girls; they were accomplished, determined, and skillful early on, which led to excellence, awards, and leadership opportunities. Many also had supportive conditions including the investment of one or more adults. Parents, teachers, and mentors can further enhance these opportunities for Asian American girls. These general principles can be learned and applied to other groups as well. Supporting individual, instructional, and environmental factors can influence learning and achievement for girls in the early and school years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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