I have been working on this blog since the very start of this year's New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week Blog Tour. It is a late edition to the tour as it has taken some time to evolve this particular piece into something cohesive.This follows on from another blog I wrote for the tour, entitled 'I just want to fly' which introduces the metaphor of the Kea for gifted learners.
The blog below, began with a poem which evolved from my metaphor with the Kea. I knew that I wanted to explore, in line with this year's blog tour theme, ideas of perception and acceptance, and within that, notions of in-groups and out-groups as they fit with identity, however, it was not until I read a thread on Facebook which began to explore how gifted education might be situated within a broader context to elicit buy-in and support, that the framing of my blog was really cemented.
As it is, I appreciate that the propositions in this blog are potentially quite contentious. My hope is that it will get people thinking about making connections and garnering support for positive change in gifted education and in response to this, that it will insight discussion for further exploration of these ideas
With that in mind, I invite you to read my blog, 'How do you see me?'. Simply click on the image and scroll down.
Chung, A., & Slater, M. (2013). Reducing Stigma and Out-Group Distinctions Through Perspective-Taking in Narratives. Journal Of Communication, 63(5), 894 - 911.
de Munck, V. (2013). A theory explaining the functional linkage between the self, identity and cultural models. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 13(1-2), 179-200.
Dommelen, A., Schmid, K., Hewstone, M., Gonsalkorale, K., & Brewer, M. (2015). Construing multiple in-groups: Assessing social identity inclusiveness and structure in ethnic and religious minority group members. European Journal Of Social Psychology, 3, 386 - 399.
Glynn M., & Navis, C. (2013). Categories, identities, and cultural classification: Moving beyond a model of categorical constraint. Journal of Management Studies, 50(6), 1124-1137.
Rubin, M., & Paolini, S. (2014). Out-Group Flies in the In-Group's Ointment. Social Psychology, 45(4), 265 - 273.
This post is part of the annual New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week blog tour. To read other blogs in the tour, or to contribute your own blog to this event, please visit http://ultranet.giftededucation.org.nz/WebSpace/1286/
Check out my regular blog posts for the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education. New blogs published on the 1st of each month.