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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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Winner examines the latest scientific evidence about the biological basis of giftedness as well as the role played by parents and schools in fostering exceptional abilities. In this fascinating book, she uncovers and explores nine myths about giftedness, and shows us what gifted children are really like.

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Professor of psychology Dr. Ellen Winner examines the latest scientific evidence about the biological basis of giftedness as well as the role played by parents and 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, while strengthening programs for the extremely gifted. Photos.

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Ellen Winner is professor of psychology at Boston College and senior research associate at Harvard Project Zero. She is the author of Invented Worlds: The Psychology of the Arts, and The Point of Words: Childrens Understanding of Metaphor and Irony.

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ISBN:
9780465017591
Author:
Winner, Ellen
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Special Education - General
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Special Education - Gifted
Subject:
Gifted children
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Education-Gifted and Talented
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 16.5 oz

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Winner examines the latest scientific evidence about the biological basis of giftedness as well as the role played by parents and schools in fostering exceptional abilities. In this fascinating book, she uncovers and explores nine myths about giftedness, and shows us what gifted children are really like.
"Synopsis" by , Professor of psychology Dr. Ellen Winner examines the latest scientific evidence about the biological basis of giftedness as well as the role played by parents and 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, while strengthening programs for the extremely gifted. Photos.
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