Chinese parents' understanding of giftedness: A study in Hong Kong

Hong Yan Echo WU

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Few Hong Kong educational studies have focused on the beliefs of parents on conceptions of giftedness. A significant feature in the Chinese literature concerning giftedness is a de-emphasis on natural ability and an emphasis on the impact of nurturing and learning (He & Chan, 1996; Wu, 2005). This project explores the understandings and beliefs of giftedness amongst Hong Kong Chinese parents with young children. Interviews are used to garner data from parents of young children in child centers or kindergartens in Hong Kong. This project is expected to offer insights regarding future policy initiatives of the Hong Kong government and advice to schools regarding gifted education.


Conference2011 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: “Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good”
Abbreviated titleAERA 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Internet address


Wu, E. H. (2011, April). Chinese parents' understanding of giftedness: A study in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the (American Educational Research Association) AERA 2011 Annual Meeting: Inciting the social imagination: Education research for the public good, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana.


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