Monday, November 26, 2012


Although this week I will mostly be busy with writing a essay for (my last!) policy analysis course, this course has some valuable knowledge to share. Let's take the word 'framing'. Framing is the way people see things from their own set of references, like facts, values, theories and interests all integrated (Rein & Schon, 1993, pp 146). Frames are the reason conflicts exist. But the good part is that people can be re-framed  what in fact means that they in some way alter their view, with the intention to come closer to the other view, or convince that their view isn't right.

It is extremely difficult to recognize frames, because we are used to them. It's like differences in a family. When you have a brother and a sister, there's a big chance that for example you nose of eyes look the same. When a person then first meet the rest of your family, he is convinced that you three all look the same. Though, that's something you yourself never noticed (not in that big way anyway).

It's the same with the frames, recognize patterns were you're in is extremely difficult.

Well, to stay a bit on topic: what frames are used in the subject of giftedness? I think that the general prejudice that gifted children can educate themselves really is a problem. Only when you yourself undergo the problems of giftedness the full impact will arise. I'm not saying that nobody will do anything for gifted children, (hah, that could be a frame too) but it could be that there's done too little about it (and another). But, there are the 'begaafdheidsprofielscholen' who try the best they can, I'm convinced of that (and another frame).

though, the education in the Netherlands nowadays is more than sufficient (fact, although a general fact), so why need there to be other forms of education? (question; questions are a great way to get into the subject and to define frames). Is it not enough to have sufficient education? Don't people ''overreact'' when saying this education isn't enough (frame again). Are there other ways to look at it? Like, why can't children be educated at home (proposition)? Well, I can go on like this for a while, but I'll be a lot of my time busy with searching answers from literature. Maybe do you have striking examples on the subject? I would like to hear from you! You also can contact me via mail!

Next week, I will tell about how my research proposal will be created.

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