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ERIC Number: EJ886888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Gender, Social Behaviour and Domain of Ability--Influences on Teachers' Diagnoses of Giftedness
Endepohls-Ulpe, Martina
Gifted and Talented International, v23 n1 p125-133 Aug 2008
This study examines the question why teachers seem to have more difficulties identifying giftedness in girls than boys. A total of 241 German teachers completed a questionnaire requiring them to identify and make recommendations for children portrayed with a few sentences; differing in gender, social behaviour, i.e., maladapted, socially integrated or shy; and domain of giftedness, i.e., general cognitive abilities, mathematics, literacy skills. Although results failed to show evidence of influences of gender stereotypes on teachers' diagnoses, they did reveal significant effects with respect to social behaviour and domain of giftedness. (Contains 6 figures.)
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada. Tel: 204-789-1421; Fax: 204-783-1188; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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