Remarkable Women: Perspectives on Female Talent Development

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Remarkable Women: Perspectives on Female Talent Development is the first book to consolidate and expand existing knowledge about highly capable women and the internal and external forces that lead them to extraordinary adult accomplishment. The collected studies include women from a wide variety of backgrounds and talent domains whose paths to exceptional achievement illuminate the nature of female talent development and provide models to help more women fulfill their promise in adulthood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572730472
  • Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Series: Perspectives on Creativity Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 448

Table of Contents

Contributor Biographies
1 Perspectives on Female Talent Development 1
2 Giftedness and Gender in Historical Context 23
3 Of Blue Collars and Ivory Towers: Women from Blue-Collar Backgrounds in Higher Education 49
4 In God's Country: Rural Gifted Women 69
5 Pioneering Hindu Women in India: Overcoming Barriers and Claiming Their Places in Today's Society 81
6 Four Remarkable Polish Women: Antecedents to Success 93
7 The Gendered Character of Women Superintendents' Professional Relationships 117
8 Nine Native Women: Pursuing the Doctorate and Aspiring to Positions of Leadership 133
9 Older Women's Reflections on Eminence: Obstacles and Opportunities 149
10 Gifted Girls, Remarkable Women 171
11 Perceptions of Achievement Among High-Potential Females Between 9 and 26 Years of Age 193
12 Attitudes of Adolescent Gifted Girls and Boys Toward Education, Achievement, and the Future 209
13 Portraits of Puerto Rican Gifted Females Who Achieve and Underachieve 225
14 Factors Influencing Recruitment, Enrollment, and Retention of Young Women in Special Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology 243
15 Success and Sacrifice: The Costs of Talent Fulfillment for Women in Science 263
16 Academically Talented Women and Mathematics: The Role of Special Programs and Support From Others on Acceleration, Achievement, and Aspirations 281
17 The Talent Development Process in Women Writers: A Study of Charlotte Bronte and Virginia Woolf 295
18 Spatial Ability in Female Artists' Performance 317
19 The Talented Female Athlete: Issues in the Development of Competitive Excellence 335
20 Deborah and Judith: Case Studies in Reflective Giftedness 351
21 Counseling Gifted Women of Color 367
22 An Examination of the Lives of Gifted Black Young Women 383
23 The Whole is More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Support Groups for Gifted Women 399
24 Resilience, Resistance, and Responsibility: Resolving the Dilemma of the Gifted Woman 413
25 A New Model for Adult Female Talent Development: A Synthesis of Perspectives From Remarkable Women 427
Author Index 441
Subject Index 453
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