Intellectual giftedness

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  • IQ Tests Effectively Measure Intelligence Essay

    In fact, according to Colmar, “An intellectual level that is considered to be within the range of intellectual disability, as measured on an IQ test, is two or more standard deviations below the mean, resulting in a level of 70 IQ points or lower” (Colmar et al. 179). A set standard such as this cannot effectively determine anything if outliers are present and in this case, many outliers may be present. The IQ test standard for determining whether an individual is disabled simply will not work in all cases and may cause many errors. When determining if a child is disabled, there is no space for error because if a disabled child does get over 70 IQ points, that child will not receive the proper care that he/she needs to treat that mental disability. Also, according to Suzanne Fitzgerald, a psychology professor at…

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  • Parallel Model Of Gifted Education

    Giftedness is a really huge concept to define. Since the word giftedness came up, there are many different definitions about it. The reason of this, it has many small components in it. Putting all of these small components into one short definition is not easy. The District of Wonder defines gifted children as an individual who identified by professionally qualified persons who, when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment, exhibit capability of high performance in…

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  • The Impact Of Leta Hollingworth's Impact On American Society

    Then, Leta started teaching in her hometown while, Harry went to New York to be an assistant professor. Then, Leta moved to New York to be with Harry. Then, Leta and Harry got married in 1908. Since, Leta was a married woman; it was difficult for her to find a job. This led her to continue her education and fight for her rights as a woman (http://faculty.frostburg.edu/mbradley/psyography/datelines_letahollingworth.html). In 1911, Leta continued her education at the Columbia University as a…

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  • Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate Smart Kids

    A Great Dislike for Intellectuals “[I]ntellectuals constantly see their efforts trivialized in the rush to lavish compliments elsewhere,” (759). This is a statement from Grant Penrod’s article, Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, that creates a strong inquiry as to why the problem occurs. His article presents an in-depth exploration of the reasons. Penrod starts off the article by stating that an Arizona high school football team was praised for their championship, but that the…

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  • Christopher Misunderstand

    Christopher is a 15 year old boy with a mild form of autism called Asperger's. Due to his disorder, many people who know Christopher think he is dependent on others and often assume that he is not as smart as the average kid. In fact, Christopher is actually a gifted mathematician and very independent. Christopher actually prefers to be on his own and independent. People misunderstand Christopher because of his disability. Most people just assume that Christopher is incapable of being…

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  • Giftedness Case Study

    In New Zealand the Education Act 1989 states everyone has the same right to education in a state school whether or not they have special educational needs (New Zealand, 2016). This inclusion leads to classrooms with diverse students varying culturally, intellectually, physically, socio-economically and linguistically (Alton-Lee, 2003). This essay will examine giftedness, one area of diversity that is found in all schools, and provide assessment and teaching strategies to help support students…

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  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Person Analysis

    Albert Einstein, a respected Nobel Prize winner and scientist who had a great impact on the science community through his research that created answers to the mysteries of the physical world such as the general theory of relativity. He was an intelligent individual, obtaining many honors and titles in the science community. Einstein truly represents something that many of us long for, success. As a society, we often praise him and others who seemed to have been gifted with the desirable gift of…

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  • Intelligence And Depression Essay

    To What Extent is Intelligence Related to People with Depression? “Identifying Genius is a dicey venture”. This was said and used by a professor of pyschology, Keith Simonton. Although some may find it hard to believe, studies have shown that the intelligence of people is related to whether or not they are in a good mood. I came to understand this when I read “The Science of Genius” by Keith Simonton. In it, Simonton says that genius has been linked towards melancholia.…

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  • Lewis Terman's Expectations Of Success

    order to achieve great things. The point at which an individual becomes talented enough in a certain field is the point where other factors start to play into how successful they will be. The problem with Terman’s selection of his “Termites” was that he only focused on one factor, when really, there’s many factors that play into success, Some of these factors might include how hard an individual works, the time that they put into their work, including how much they practice and how effective…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Intelligence

    What is intelligence anyway? Intelligence is defined as the ability to learn and develop skills, but when they test for intelligence they only test on an academic level. Along with these biased questions some students are bad test takers which is entirely intensified by the testing environment approved by most states, this along with everything else certainly determines that if students who are renowned in other fields but are not academically up to par will fail this test. There should be a…

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