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ERIC Number: EJ886901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2276
Child Prodigy in Astronomy: A Biographical Study from the Sudan
Khaleefa, Omar
Gifted and Talented International, v23 n2-v24 n1 p129-140 Dec 2008-Aug 2009
Although many studies have been conducted in the West regarding child prodigies, no such studies have taken place in indigenous Arab cultures--particularly not in Sudan. The present study attempts to bridge the existing gap in this area by focusing on a Sudanese child prodigy with extraordinary inclination towards astronomy. It is a qualitative follow-up study from birth to the age of 10 years. The study showed that the child has many talents or intelligences. Focus on this child represents the first attempt of identification of gifted children in the Sudanese "Simbir Project". His identification coincides with a time when the importance of identifying and recognizing gifted children is starting to emerge in the Sudan.
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 - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sudan