- Sep 29, 2010
Precise qualifications are not given, but the study was conducted by the Center for Talented Youth at John Hopkins University, which (the article claims) works with children from all over the country. I imagine the criteria for the study is the same as their criteria for their general program.What is makes someone gifted in this study?
It should be noted that I do not consider this to be an authoritative article, merely an interesting study. Multiple studies would lend themselves better to believability than just the group that was with them that year.
Also, for anyone interested in reading it (note: it also goes into MBTI spread for general teachers and exemplary teachers), I have included a citation (which is badly formatted). It has some very interesting other information.
Mills, Carol J. Characteristics of Effective Teachers of Gifted Students: Teacher Background and Personality Style of Students. Gifted Child Quarterly, Vol 47 No 4., John Hopkins University 2003.