To Be Young and Gifted

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This book offers insights into the intellectual and emotional development of exceptional children. Contributors explore the nature of giftedness and how to recognize it in youngsters; the complexities of the creative process; standardized tests and their effectiveness in asserting potential; and developmental theories and how they relate to the identification of gifted children. Several chapters also examine young prodigies and the diversity of personalities and talents that ...

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Overview

This book offers insights into the intellectual and emotional development of exceptional children. Contributors explore the nature of giftedness and how to recognize it in youngsters; the complexities of the creative process; standardized tests and their effectiveness in asserting potential; and developmental theories and how they relate to the identification of gifted children. Several chapters also examine young prodigies and the diversity of personalities and talents that exist among the gifted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780893919566
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Prologues and Caveats
1 Early signs of Giftedness: Research and Commentary 3
2 Creative Giftedness in Children 33
3 Cultural Constraints on Cognitive Enrichment 52
Pt. II Early Development of Giftedness
4 A Developmental View on the Early Identification of the Gifted 73
5 The Early Development of Three Profoundly Gifted Children of IQ 200 94
Pt. III Precocious Mental Powers and Processes in Young Children
6 The Use of Standardized Tests with Young Gifted Children 141
7 Precocious Reading of English: Origins, Structure, and Predictive Significance 171
8 The Learning Game 204
Pt. IV Enriching the Environments of Gifted Young Children
9 Mediating the Cognitive, Social, and Aesthetic Development of Precocious Young Children 245
10 Early Interactions and Metacognitive Development of Gifted Preschoolers 278
Pt. V Early Giftedness in a Social Key
11 Moral Reasoning, Moral Behavior, and Moral Giftedness: A Developmental Perspective 321
12 Meeting the Educational Needs of All Students in the Heterogeneous Class 348
Author Index 379
Subject Index 390
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