Important Issues, Some Rhetoric, and a Few Straw Men: A Response to Comments on "Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education"

Frank C. Worrell, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Rena F. Subotnik

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Abstract

In this article, the authors respond to the eight commentaries on "Rethinking Giftedness and Gifted Education: A Proposed Direction Forward Based on Psychological Science" using several themes to organize their response. These themes include ability, developmental trajectories, effort and opportunity, psychosocial factors, eminence, and equity. The authors reaffirm the contention that eminence is an appropriate standard for assigning the gifted label in individuals with well-developed talents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-231
Number of pages8
JournalGifted Child Quarterly
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • definition and/or conception of giftedness/talent
  • philosophical/theoretical
  • special populations/underserved gifted

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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