Exceptionally Gifted Children / Edition 2by Miraca U. M. Gross
Pub. Date: 11/04/2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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/b>… See more details below
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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Table of Contents
|List of figures and tables|
|1||The Scope of the Problem||1|
|2||Gifted Education in Australia||29|
|3||Methodology and Procedures of the Study||59|
|4||Early Development and Physical Health||82|
|5||Family Characteristics and Family History||101|
|6||Academic Achievement Levels||131|
|7||Reading Development and Recreational Interests||155|
|10||The Exceptionally Gifted: Recognition and Response||262|
|Appendix A: Questionnaire 1: Early development and physical health||299|
|Appendix B: Questionnaire 2: Family history||303|
|Appendix C: Questionnaire 3: Reading record||309|
|Appendix D: Questionnaire 4: Television and computer use, play interests and spare-time activities||311|
|Appendix E: Parent interview 1||318|
|Appendix F: Parent interview 2||320|
|Appendix G: Parent interview 3||322|
|Appendix H: Child interview 1||324|
|Appendix I: Child interview 2||326|
|Appendix J: Child interview 3||328|
|Appendix K: Synopsis of school history||330|
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¿The first edition of this book, published in 1993, introduced 15 remarkable children.¿ This second edition offers the most important details from the now difficult-to-obtain first edition, and continues from that time, offering an additional 10-year follow-up to the first 10 years of those children¿s unique educational journeys, as well as introducing 3 new children from the study of 60+ children.
Exceptionally gifted children are rare, and their educational needs are like no others. Depending on the school, teachers, and parents, their educational journeys may be very different. From this study, we learn which educational paths led to success, and which paths were detours, or worse. Follow these children through their educational and social / emotional odyssey to adulthood.
Learn about the negative effects of long-term enforced underachievement on some of these exceptional children, while others thrived in carefully considered educational options including radical acceleration plus enrichment.
No other study has focused so long and in such detail on the exceptionally gifted child. If you have, or teach, or counsel an exceptionally gifted child, you MUST READ Exceptionally Gifted Children.