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The Resource Families, education and giftedness : case studies in the construction of high achievement, Laura Mazzoli Smith, Jim Campbell

Families, education and giftedness : case studies in the construction of high achievement, Laura Mazzoli Smith, Jim Campbell

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Families, education and giftedness : case studies in the construction of high achievement
Title
Families, education and giftedness
Title remainder
case studies in the construction of high achievement
Statement of responsibility
Laura Mazzoli Smith, Jim Campbell
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is it like to be YOUNG, GIFTED AND WORKING CLASS in contemporary England? How do working class family values support high educational achievement? What do researchers and policy makers have to learn about giftedness from working class families? These provocative questions are explored in this ground-breaking book. Most studies of giftedness focus on the characteristics of individuals, and draw upon psychological frameworks to understand them. Participants in most gifted education programmes are recruited disproportionately from the higher social classes. Sceptical of the concept of giftedness, Mazzoli Smith and Campbell question conventional methodologies, using a narrative approach to understand how four families of working class origins, each with a gifted child, construct their values in relation to education and social class. They explore the influence of their family histories, cultural values and life styles upon educational engagement and achievement. The authors show that gifted education policies are poorly matched to the values of these families and argue that much research into giftedness has been flawed by social and cultural discrimination. They propose an agenda for change in research paradigms in the giftedness field, which should be characterized by interdisciplinarity and more culturally relative conceptions of giftedness
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GW5XE
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Smith, Laura Mazzoli
Dewey number
371.95
Index
index present
LC call number
LC3997.G7
LC item number
S65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Campbell, Jim
Series statement
Advances in creativity and giftedness
Series volume
v. 3
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  • Gifted children
  • Home and school
  • EDUCATION
  • Education
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences humaines
  • Gifted children
  • Home and school
  • Great Britain
Label
Families, education and giftedness : case studies in the construction of high achievement, Laura Mazzoli Smith, Jim Campbell
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Desmonds' Tale
  • Interpretations and Conclusion
  • Interpreting The Families' Narratives
  • Implications for Policy and Theory
  • Towards Cultural Relativism and Interdisciplinarity in Researching Giftedness
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • The Social Construction of Giftedness
  • Studying the Family
  • Methodology
  • The Case Studies
  • The Booths' Tale
  • The Breakwells' Tale
  • The Newlands' Tale
Control code
828920480
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789460919916
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828920480
Label
Families, education and giftedness : case studies in the construction of high achievement, Laura Mazzoli Smith, Jim Campbell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Desmonds' Tale
  • Interpretations and Conclusion
  • Interpreting The Families' Narratives
  • Implications for Policy and Theory
  • Towards Cultural Relativism and Interdisciplinarity in Researching Giftedness
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • The Social Construction of Giftedness
  • Studying the Family
  • Methodology
  • The Case Studies
  • The Booths' Tale
  • The Breakwells' Tale
  • The Newlands' Tale
Control code
828920480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789460919916
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828920480

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