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Gifted children :myths and realities

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-431) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465017607
Subtitle:
Myths And Realities
Author:
Winner, Ellen
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Gifted children
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
103-383
Publication Date:
19960516
Binding:
Hardback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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