Constructing and deconstructing giftedness: a reflective conversation between Tim Dracup, architect of England’s National Gifted and Talented Education Programme from 1996 to 2009, and Barry Hymer, Professor of Psychology in Education, University of Cumbria, UK

Hymer, Barry (2014) Constructing and deconstructing giftedness: a reflective conversation between Tim Dracup, architect of England’s National Gifted and Talented Education Programme from 1996 to 2009, and Barry Hymer, Professor of Psychology in Education, University of Cumbria, UK. Gifted Education International, 30 (1). pp. 5-23. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

This conversation was prompted by a blog entry posted by Tim Dracup in January 2012. The subsequent e-exchange between Tim and Barry Hymer explored a number of issues central to the nature and aetiology of giftedness, confronting these issues from contrasting ontological and epistemological stances. As a result, their conversation includes arguments over the value of social constructivism and the nature of ‘empirical evidence’, equity and incidence, and related socio-political factors. Areas of agreement and continuing disagreement are provided. The subsequent exchange has been lightly edited and abridged for the purposes of this journal. Barry’s contributions are italicised.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Gifted Education International
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0261-4294
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Research
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 17:20
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:10
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1698

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