Gifted, Girls vs. Boys “Are their talents being identified, encouraged, or ignored?” ( Gurian, Gifted Girls - Many Gifted ...
Gifted Students <ul><li>Gifted and Talented vs. Bright </li></ul><ul><li>Common Gifted Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Identificat...
Gifted Student vs. Bright Student <ul><li>Bright students are not all gifted. </li></ul><ul><li>Distinct differences exist...
Common Myths about Gifted Kids <ul><li>All children are gifted  </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted students… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D...
Identification of Gifted Students <ul><li>Tested in Texas as early as Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Students are tested i...
Researching Gifted Girls <ul><li>Problem Statement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As gifted girls mature they abandon academic ach...
Gifted Girls vs. Gifted Boys in Elementary <ul><li>The number of Gifted Girls = Gifted Boys </li></ul><ul><li>Girls talk, ...
Gifted Girls vs. Boys in Adolescence <ul><li>Girls show marked lack of self-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Girls prefer not ...
Teenage Gifted Girls <ul><li>Perfectionism, hopelessness and discouragement increase with age </li></ul><ul><li>Why these ...
Girls vs. Boys in Math and Science <ul><li>Research shows no difference in ability </li></ul><ul><li>Why girls avoid advan...
Gifted Girls Grow Up <ul><li>Choices Influenced for colleges and careers by… </li></ul><ul><li>Career development options ...
Women in the Workforce Percentage of Women in the workforce for specific occupations in the United States 10% Dentists 3% ...
References <ul><li>NGLB LOGO Raspberry, No Girl Left Behind T Shirts from Zazzle.com. (n.d.).  Zazzle | Custom T-Shirts, P...
References Con’t <ul><li>Gurian, A., & Ph.D.. (n.d.). Gifted Girls - Many Gifted Girls, Few Eminent Women: Why? | AboutOur...
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  1. 1. Gifted, Girls vs. Boys “Are their talents being identified, encouraged, or ignored?” ( Gurian, Gifted Girls - Many Gifted Girls, Few Eminent Women: Why? ) Mary Buller CI 583, SHSU, Summer I, 2010 Dr. LaPrairie
  2. 2. Gifted Students <ul><li>Gifted and Talented vs. Bright </li></ul><ul><li>Common Gifted Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of gifted students </li></ul><ul><li>Girls vs. Boys – Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Girls vs. Boys – Junior High and High School </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted Women in the Workforce </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gifted Student vs. Bright Student <ul><li>Bright students are not all gifted. </li></ul><ul><li>Distinct differences exist </li></ul><ul><li>Link: Characteristics of Bright Learners compared to Gifted Learners </li></ul>
  4. 4. Common Myths about Gifted Kids <ul><li>All children are gifted </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted students… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t need help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always make good grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t have disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are happy, popular, and well adjusted </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Identification of Gifted Students <ul><li>Tested in Texas as early as Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Students are tested in most states by third grade </li></ul><ul><li>Tested and identified in 4 “core” subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Tested and Identified for creativity and intellectual ability </li></ul><ul><li>Link: TEA GT guidelines and frequently asked questions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Researching Gifted Girls <ul><li>Problem Statement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As gifted girls mature they abandon academic achievement in an effort to keep friends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To identify causes for decreased interest in academics and ways to close achievement gaps for gifted girls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Significance of the study: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase educator and parent awareness, as well as student awareness, self-confidence, and achievement </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Gifted Girls vs. Gifted Boys in Elementary <ul><li>The number of Gifted Girls = Gifted Boys </li></ul><ul><li>Girls talk, read, and count sooner </li></ul><ul><li>Girls score higher on IQ tests </li></ul><ul><li>Girls are ready for school earlier </li></ul><ul><li>Girls earn higher grades </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gifted Girls vs. Boys in Adolescence <ul><li>Girls show marked lack of self-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Girls prefer not to stand out academically </li></ul><ul><li>Girls choose friendship over achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescent gifted girls report low self-esteem for several reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Most academic loss occurs for girls in middle school </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescent gifted boys choose friends differently </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teenage Gifted Girls <ul><li>Perfectionism, hopelessness and discouragement increase with age </li></ul><ul><li>Why these changes happen </li></ul><ul><li>Why they feel academic competition should be avoided </li></ul><ul><li>Recent study results of 500 high school gifted students </li></ul><ul><li>Negative peer perception of gifted girls </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted Boy = Leader, Gifted Girl = Bossy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Girls vs. Boys in Math and Science <ul><li>Research shows no difference in ability </li></ul><ul><li>Why girls avoid advanced math and science classes </li></ul><ul><li>Why girls score lower on standardized tests </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement gap decreasing </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows a difference in processing information </li></ul>
  11. 11. Gifted Girls Grow Up <ul><li>Choices Influenced for colleges and careers by… </li></ul><ul><li>Career development options can be limited </li></ul><ul><li>Still a significant gender gap in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Girls choose data entry </li></ul><ul><li>Boys choose advanced technology applications </li></ul>
  12. 12. Women in the Workforce Percentage of Women in the workforce for specific occupations in the United States 10% Dentists 3% Technicians 8% Engineers 8% Clergy 17% Architects 95% Kindergarten and Pre-School teachers 88% Speech Therapists 86% Elementary School Teachers 83% Librarians
  13. 13. References <ul><li>NGLB LOGO Raspberry, No Girl Left Behind T Shirts from Zazzle.com. (n.d.). Zazzle | Custom T-Shirts, Personalized Gifts, Posters, Art, and more . Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.zazzle.com/nglb_logo_raspberry_no_girl_left_behind_tshirt-235507746788076963 </li></ul><ul><li>About the lab. (n.d.). Dartmouth College . Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.dartmouth.edu/~yehlab/aboutthelab.dwt </li></ul><ul><li>Bright vs Gifted. (n.d.). Welcome to BowNET - Home of the Bow School District . Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.bow.k12.nh.us/BESGifted/brightvs.htm </li></ul>
  14. 14. References Con’t <ul><li>Gurian, A., & Ph.D.. (n.d.). Gifted Girls - Many Gifted Girls, Few Eminent Women: Why? | AboutOurKids.org. About Our Kids | AboutOurKids.org . Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/gifted_girls_many_gifted_girls_few_eminent_women_why </li></ul><ul><li>Law., & Rule?. (n.d.). Gifted Homepage. Allen County ESC Home . Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.allencountyesc.org/DepartmentsPrograms/GiftedHomepage/tabid/1292/Default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>TEA - Advanced Programs & Gifted and Talented Education. (n.d.). Welcome to the Texas Education Agency . Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/gted/ </li></ul>

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