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A Genetic Study of Fifty Gifted Children

by Paul A. Witty - 1940

The development and use of the intelligence test has increased greatly our knowledge of the nature and extent of individual differences; it has also deepened and enriched our understanding of the special needs and true potentialities of various mental deviates. Perhaps the most significant contribution from the varied research is the increased knowledge concerning gifted children. The work has led educators to recognize a new and important responsibility for extending and enriching educational opportunities; and it has tended to correct many faulty notions and beliefs concerning gifted children among them, the widespread belief in the peculiarity or eccentricity of exceptionally gifted or talented persons.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 39, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 41 Number 10, 1940, p. 401-409
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20531, Date Accessed: 2/27/2020 9:33:25 AM

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