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Overview

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: 11/4/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • 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.

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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
8 School History
9 Psychosocial Development 233
10 The Exceptionally Gifted: Recognition and Response 262
Bibliography 282
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
Index 332
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2004

    Must Read!! For all parents and educators of the highly gifted child...

    <br>¿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. <br><br> 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. <br><br> 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. <br><br> 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.

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