Exceptionally Gifted Children

Exceptionally Gifted Children

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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.He gained High Distinctions in every examination and the following year, based in Grade 11, the university allowed him to ... To fill the gap in his school timetable now that he was doing university maths, Ian took Grade 12 economics and scored 19 out of 20 in the final exam. ... He studied physics, chemistry, accounting, geography and information technology and graduated with an aggregate score of 69anbsp;...


Title:Exceptionally Gifted Children
Author: Miraca U. M. Gross
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004
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