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ERIC Number: EJ810601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Lessons from Our Kissing Cousins: Third Culture Kids and Gifted Children
Sheard, Wenda
Roeper Review, v30 n1 p31-38 Jan 2008
This article describes characteristics shared by "third culture kids" (TCKs) and gifted children and summarizes lessons to be learned from the two communities. Some of the lessons are from TCKs themselves; the article includes quotes from students the author has taught in recent years. Pedagogical lessons for raising the global awareness of gifted children include focusing on the invisible curriculum rather than the written curriculum, fostering genuine interactions between gifted children and children from other cultures, and encouraging gifted high-school children to seek study-abroad experiences. The article highlights four study-abroad programs suitable for gifted high-school students. Research lessons include adopting research methods used by TCK researchers and by American Field Service researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China