Goodness Personified: The Convergence Of Gifted Children Summary

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Reality is what you can comprehend around you and is different for each individual. The “social construction of reality” is a theory about how our “reality” or individuality is shaped by our interactions with the surroundings we live in, which is the society. In other words, how you are raised and the experiences you have along the way help to shape how we recognize the outside world. The society and culture we live in teach us this “reality” at a young age through schools, media outlets like television, and even through our own families. In the article "Goodness Personified: The Emergence of Gifted Children", Leslie Margolin explains the social construction of gifted child programs in our public school systems. Even the name “gifted child” is socially constructed to give the impression that the child is special or different from the other children. The gifted program itself was socially constructed in the early 19th century to help separate the upper-middle class students from the newly admitted lower class students. This is done by giving the children a test to find if they are on a gifted level…show more content…
Society told all the students through media outlets what we should wear and how to wear our clothes at school. The style that was in was wearing very baggy clothes that would hang loose off your body. For example, pants sagging down your behind and wearing a shirt that was two sizes too big. Wanting to fit in, I purchased these clothes and wore them to school and eventually made friends as well. Thus, society constructed what I believed to be reality and I only realized how ridiculous the trend actually was until I looked back at old pictures. However, society is still persuading me and others today with commercials on television with what stars are promoting as what actually looks good while in other cultures, we still probably still look

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