Resource: External barriers experienced by gifted and talented girls & women
Website: External barriers experienced by gifted and talented girls & women
Author: Reis, S.
Publisher: University of Connecticut
URL: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt/newsletter/spring01/sprng013.html
Description: This article by Sally M. Reis discusses how "gifted and talented females face conflicts between their own abilities and the social structure of their world. They confront both external barriers (lack of support from families, stereotyping, and acculturation in home, school, and the rest of society) and internal barriers (self-doubt, self-criticism, lowered expectations, and the attribution of success to effort rather than ability)."

Comments: Contributed by: DITD Team Member on 2/15/2005
This is a very informative article. I would recommend this article to gifted girls and women. This article offers many insights on the education of women, and it offers a lot of interesting statistics.

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