Teachers apply unequal criteria when assessing giftedness, finds study

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Researchers at the Universities of Tübingen and Maastricht have found that teachers are one and a half times more likely to suspect that boys are gifted than girls who are equally gifted. Moreover, the researchers say, teachers are more likely to rate children from families with a high level of education as highly gifted. The study has been published in the journal Gifted Child Quarterly.

Period14 Feb 2023

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  • TitleTeachers apply unequal criteria when assessing giftedness, finds study.
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletphys.org
    Media typeOnline
    Date14/02/23
    DescriptionResearchers at the Universities of Tübingen and Maastricht have found that teachers are one and a half times more likely to suspect that boys are gifted than girls who are equally gifted. Moreover, the researchers say, teachers are more likely to rate children from families with a high level of education as highly gifted. The study has been published in the journal Gifted Child Quarterly.
    Producer/AuthorAntje Karbe
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2023-02-teachers-unequal-criteria-giftedness.html
    PersonsTrudie Schils, Jessika Golle