Where Are the Gifted Girls in Natal/RN, From the 3rd to the …

Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentation 2 — Where Are the Gifted Girls in Natal/RN, From the 3rd to the 5th Year of Elementary School?Cleide Covacevich Giovannetti

Monday, May 20, 2024, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Student Union Ballroom, Rooms 330/331

Being a girl in our society involves numerous challenges, including gender inequality, stereotypes, prejudice, and violence. And, when we talk about gifted girls, we have additional challenges due to giftedness and also the absence of female highlights in so-called “masculine” areas, such as science, politics, and arts (Pérez, 2012). According to the Center for Activities in High Skills/Giftedness of the State of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil (NAAHS-RN), of the total number of students identified as gifted in the state, 33.34% were girls, and of these, fewer than 1% were monitored by the Center. Aiming to understand the reasons why gifted girls in 3rd-5th grade have difficulties in being identified and provided services, we present the results of interviews carried out with teachers at a state school in Natal/RN, as well as the results obtained through identification questionnaires taken by students, teachers, and family members.