Gifted Minds and Cultural Differences: Facts vs. Values
The guiding theme of this chapter follows David Hume's split between facts (“is”) and values (“ought”). A program of analytical investigation is described, its purpose to allow gifted minds to see how values differ between and among cultures, especially “mainstream” American values in relation to selected non-American values. The argument is that if this program is followed, students will develop receptive dispositions – encompassing recognition, understanding, and appreciation – toward ethical values differing from their own. If acted upon, these dispositions enhance the tendency to accommodate, rather than be threatened by, culturally diverse values.
KeywordsGifted Student Experiential Framework Full Context Resident Culture Affected Touch
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