Exceptionally Gifted Children

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Education - 307 pages
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Exceptionally Gifted Children is unique. The first edition of this book, published in 1993, introduced 15 remarkable children, some of the most gifted young people ever studied, and traced their path through school, exploring their academic achievements (and in some cases enforced underachievement), their emotional development, their social relationships and their family relationships and upbringing. This new edition reviews these early years but also follows the young people over the subsequent ten years into adulthood.
No previous study has traced so closely and so sensitively the intellectual, social and emotional development of highly gifted young people. This 20 year study reveals the ongoing negative academic and social effects of prolonged underachievement and social isolation imposed on gifted children by inappropriate curriculum and class placement and shows clearly the long lasting benefits of thoughtfully planned individual educational programs. The young adults of this study speak out and show how what happened in school has influenced and still influences many aspects of their lives. Miraca Gross provides a clear, practical blueprint for teachers and parents who recognise the special learning needs of gifted children and seek to respond effectively.
  

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Contents

The scope of the problem
1
Gifted education in Australia
23
Methodology and procedures of the study
40
Early development and physical health
59
Family characteristics and family history
75
Academic achievement levels
99
Reading development and recreational interests
118
School history
139
Psychosocial development
176
Where are they now? 19932003
200
The exceptionally gifted recognition and response
264
Bibliography
282
Index
298
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Professor Miraca Gross is the Director of the Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre at the University of South Wales- the largest gifted education centre outside North America.

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