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Intellectual performance of elementary school students with indicators of high abilities/highly gifted

Grant number: 11/21338-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology
Principal researcher:Vera Lucia Messias Fialho Capellini
Grantee:Amanda Porto Destro
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


The scientific production about the thematic of students possessing high abilities or highly gifted, in Brazil, is very incipient. There is a notion in common sense that it penetrates the school space, permeated by myths that negatively influence educational practices and the attention to this population. The World Health Organization indicates that approximately 3% to 5% of the Brazilian population are students possessing high abilities or highly gifted and other studies show that they are in any socio-economic class, creed or color. This study aims to identify among the 509 students from an elementary public school, in a city of São Paulo State, the intellectual performance of students indicated, by teachers, with AH/SD. Will participate around 42 students nominated by their teachers or who have superior performance in TDE (School Performance test). The data of TDE will be obtained in the project database "Implementation and evaluation of a program of formation continued through the collaborative consultative in a public school" of Education Quality Improvement Program, in progress. For intellectual performance data collection shall be applied individually, in two sessions, the WISC-III. The results obtained from the WISC are correlated with the indication of the teachers and the academic performance evaluated by TDE. (AU)

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