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Gifted Children: Myths and Realities
     

Gifted Children: Myths and Realities

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by Ellen Winner
 

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ISBN-10: 0465017592

ISBN-13: 9780465017591

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Basic Books


In this fascinating book, Ellen Winner uncovers and explores nine myths about giftedness, and shows us what gifted children are really like.Using vivid case studies, Winner paints a complex picture of the gifted child. Here we meet David, a three-year-old who learned to read in two weeks; KyLee, a five-year-old who mastered on his own all of the math concepts

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In this fascinating book, Ellen Winner uncovers and explores nine myths about giftedness, and shows us what gifted children are really like.Using vivid case studies, Winner paints a complex picture of the gifted child. Here we meet David, a three-year-old who learned to read in two weeks; KyLee, a five-year-old who mastered on his own all of the math concepts expected by the end of elementary school; and Nadia, an autistic and retarded “savant” who nevertheless could draw like a Renaissance master.Winner uses her research with these and several other extraordinary children, as well as the latest biological and psychological evidence, to debunk the many myths about academic, musical, and artistic giftedness.Gifted Children also looks at the role played by schools in fostering exceptional abilities. Winner castigates schools for wasting resources on weak educational programs for the moderately gifted. Instead, she advocates elevating standards for all children, and focusing our resources for gifted education on those with extreme abilities—children who are left untouched by the kinds of minimal programs we have today.

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ISBN-13:
9780465017591
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
729,793
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.92(h) x 1.18(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)

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Gifted Children: Myths and Realities 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Ellen Winner does an excellent job of separating myths from realities concerning gifted learners. She backs up her findings with dozens of case studies and clearly documented research. A great source!