Society, Culture and Gender in Gifted Education
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Examines the social, cultural and gender issues related to the various imbalances in gifted education. In particular the under representation of minority groups in many programs of gifted education will be considered, along with the reasons for the under representation of females in mathematics and natural science disciplines. Some of the current controversial theories on the genetic basis of intelligence will also be considered and critiqued.
At the end of this course students will:
1. Be aware of the cultural and gender issues associated with gifted education.
2. Be able to comment informatively on issues related to the genetic basis of intelligence.
3. Be able to design a practical program for the identification and teaching of gifted students from a minority group.
- Current research in the areas of the identification and teaching of gifted students from minority groups.
- Gender issues in gifted education.
- The genetic basis for intelligence (Plomin, Hernstein & Murray, Jensen).
Experienced teachers and administrators
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term