ERIC Number: EJ929827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Cultural Concepts of Giftedness
Sternberg, Robert J.
Roeper Review, v29 n3 p160-165 2007
Different cultures have different conceptions of what it means to be gifted. But in identifying children as gifted, we often use only our own conception, ignoring the cultural context in which the children grew up. Such identification is inadequate and fails to do justice to the richness of the world's cultures. It also misses children who are gifted and may identify as gifted children those who are not.
Descriptors: Gifted, Cultural Context, Academically Gifted, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Intelligence, Cultural Differences, Case Studies, Ability Identification, Intelligence Tests, Competence, Validity, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Kenya