Exceptionally Gifted Children / Edition 2

Exceptionally Gifted Children / Edition 2

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by Miraca U. M. Gross
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415314916
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
1The Scope of the Problem1
2Gifted Education in Australia29
3Methodology and Procedures of the Study59
4Early Development and Physical Health82
5Family Characteristics and Family History101
6Academic Achievement Levels131
7Reading Development and Recreational Interests155
8School History
9Psychosocial Development233
10The Exceptionally Gifted: Recognition and Response262
Bibliography282
Appendix A: Questionnaire 1: Early development and physical health299
Appendix B: Questionnaire 2: Family history303
Appendix C: Questionnaire 3: Reading record309
Appendix D: Questionnaire 4: Television and computer use, play interests and spare-time activities311
Appendix E: Parent interview 1318
Appendix F: Parent interview 2320
Appendix G: Parent interview 3322
Appendix H: Child interview 1324
Appendix I: Child interview 2326
Appendix J: Child interview 3328
Appendix K: Synopsis of school history330
Index332

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