Lessons From Our Kissing Cousins: Third Culture Kids and Gifted Children

@article{Sheard2008LessonsFO,
  title={Lessons From Our Kissing Cousins: Third Culture Kids and Gifted Children},
  author={Wenda Sheard},
  journal={Roeper Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={30},
  pages={31 - 38}
}
  • W. Sheard
  • Published 20 February 2008
  • Education
  • Roeper Review
This article describes characteristics shared by “third culture kids” (TCKs) and gifted children and summarizes lessons to be learned from the two communities. Some of the lessons are from TCKs themselves; the article includes quotes from students the author has taught in recent years. Pedagogical lessons for raising the global awareness of gifted children include focusing on the invisible curriculum rather than the written curriculum, fostering genuine interactions between gifted children and… 
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