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4/21/09 9:39 PM EBSCOhost Page 1 of 14 Title: Authors: Source: Document Type: Subject Terms: Abstract: Full Text Word Count: ISSN: Accession Number: Database: Back 17 page(s) will be printed. Record: 1 Studying the Meaning of Giftedness: Inspiration From the Field of Cognitive Psychology. Miller, Erin Morris emm9b@virginia.edu Roeper Review; Spring2005, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p172-177, 6p, 1 chart Article *MINORITY students *GIFTED children -- Education *EDUCATIONAL programs *TEACHERS of gifted children *THEORY *EXCEPTIONAL children *COGNITIVE psychology Despite efforts to create alternative strategies to identify students from diverse backgrounds, there remains a disproportionately small minority representation in programs for the academically gifted. One reason for this discrepancy may be the effect of teachers' theories of giftedness on how they nominate students for gifted programming. However, very little research has been conducted on teachers' individual theories of giftedness. Inspiration for new ways of conducting research on theories of giftedness may come from research on concept and category formation from the field of cognitive psychology. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Roeper Review is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts) 6779 02783193 17000779 Academic Search Complete Studying the Meaning of Giftedness: Inspiration From the Field of Cognitive Psychology Despite efforts to create alternative strategies to identify students from diverse backgrounds, there remains a disproportionately small minority representation in programs for the academically gifted. One reason for this discrepancy may be the effect of teachers' theories of giftedness on how they nominate students for gifted programming. However, very little research has been conducted on teachers' individual theories of giftedness. Inspiration for new ways of conducting research on theories of giftedness may come from research on concept and category formation from the field of cognitive psychology.
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4/21/09 9:39 PM EBSCOhost Page 2 of 14 How do we categorize our world so as to better understand and process the information streaming towards us? On a basic cognitive level, one must generalize and categorize new information so that one can better process it. The same concept applies to the identification of academically gifted students. We must identify academically gifted students so we can better serve them. However,
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