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Gifted Children : Myths And Realities - Ellen Winner

Gifted Children

Myths And Realities

Paperback Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9780465017591
Number Of Pages: 464

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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.

Prefacep. ix
Nine Myths About Giftednessp. 1
Globally Gifted: The Children Behind the Mythp. 14
Unevenly Gifted, Even Learning Disabledp. 35
Artistic and Musical Childrenp. 55
The IQ Mythp. 104
LiƦ the Biology of Giftednessp. 143
Giftedness and the Familyp. 181
So Different from Others: The Emotional Life of the Gifted Childp. 207
Schools: How They Fail, How They Could Helpp. 234
What Happens to Gifted Children When They Grow Up?p. 278
Sorting Myth from Realityp. 306
Notesp. 315
Referencesp. 379
Indexp. 433
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ISBN: 9780465017591
ISBN-10: 0465017592
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st May 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.12 x 12.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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