The narrow definition of the words like gifted, talented and intelligent automatically omit students who are linguistically and culturally diverse (LCD), those from groups identified as Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), and those with certain sensory and physical limitations. This is cause for concern.
Views of intelligence
Determining a student’s giftedness and talent is usually based on the intelligence criterion and often assessed via intelligence quotient (IQ) tests.
Interestingly, the societies that use these instruments are diverse and have multiple groups with unique qualities. These “one size fits all” IQ tests are to the detriment of diverse groups because intelligence has a cultural context.
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