Category: Poster

12 - Anti-Intellectualism and Its Effect on Gifted Children: Strategies for Addressing the Issue

Saturday, Nov 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Anti-Intellectualism refers to the hostility and mistrust directed toward individuals engaged in intellectual pursuits and interests. Anti-intellectualism, combined with "middlebrow" criticisms and cultural expectations, creates critical pressure from multiple directions and is often discouraging to the development of the intellectually gifted child. This can lead to a number of negative consequences for the child, including social and emotional issues and academic underachievement. In this session, strategies are presented to help parents advocate and gifted students thrive in the face of anti-intellectualism.

James Bishop

Executive Director
The Passionate Mind Institute
Frisco, Texas

James Bishop is a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas with a concentration in Gifted and Talented Education. Prior to beginning his doctoral program, he received his bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of North Texas and master’s degrees in Professional Development and Professional Counseling from Amberton University. He is a licensed professional counselor at Fundamental Foundations Counseling Center in Frisco, Texas, where he specializes in working with gifted children and adults.