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ERIC Number: EJ930085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0160-5429
Ethnic and Gender Differences in Identifying Gifted Students: A Multi-Cultural Analysis
Sarouphim, Ketty M.; Maker, C. June
International Education, v39 n2 p42-56 Spr 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine ethnic and gender differences in using DISCOVER, a performance-based assessment, for identifying gifted students. The sample consisted of 941 students from grades K-5 belonging to six ethnicities: White Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics, Native-Americans, South Pacific/Pacific Islanders, and Arabs. The 5 X 6 MANOVA (activity x ethnicity) yielded a significant interaction, but no main effect for either activity or ethnicity was found. Plots of the interaction showed that South Pacific/Pacific Islanders scored highest on Oral Linguistic whereas White Americans scored highest in Math and Native Americans scored highest in Spatial Artistic activity. No gender differences in identification were found. All ethnic groups were well represented among identified students, suggesting that DISCOVER might be used in different countries and with culturally diverse students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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