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2.2.5 Culture for knowing giftedness among children: Towards a research praxis

This study attempts to explore how culture is necessary in children’s giftedness research. Culture is unveiled firstly as a theoretical concept of giftedness with epistemological grounding, distinct meanings, and application and secondly as an underpinning of giftedness. Children’s culture and development mutually constitute each other. Achievement is intrinsic to culture and is a cultural process. Children inhabit an environment constructed through centuries of human endeavour. They come to participate in culturally defined ways of thinking, creating, and performing. Diversity, relativism, and inclusion are key approaches to having insight into giftedness in cultural context.

Author(s):

Zahirul Islam
zislam008@gmail.com
Jahangirnagar University
Bangladesh

Zahirul Islam is a researcher about giftedness. Currently, he is Ph D Researcher at the Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He obtained his M. Phil on early childhood. He is WCGTC delegate in Bangladesh and worked with UNDP, Plan, UNICEF, GIZ, Save the Children, Sesame Workshop, SOS Children’s Village, and Early Concern. He has several international publications.

 

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