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The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education

Edited by: Tom Balchin , Barry Hymer , Dona J. Matthews

Print publication date:  September  2008
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415461368
eBook ISBN: 9780203609385
Adobe ISBN: 9781136028786

10.4324/9780203609385
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The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton.

This multi-faceted volume:

  • highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t;
  • is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format;
  • is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced;
  • includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity.

The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue.

The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Brightening up Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Neural interconnectivity and intellectual creativity Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Making connections Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Giftedness Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Talent development as seen through the differentiated model of giftedness and talent Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Nature of creative giftedness and talent Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The future of the English definition of giftedness Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Gifted education from the German perspective Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Education practices for gifted learners in france Download PDF
Chapter  10:  High ability education in Sweden Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A proposal for gifted education in reluctant schools Download PDF
Chapter  12:  We can still do this, or can we? The Russian system of educating and promoting talent in mathematics and science Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Russian strategies for talent development Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gifted but underachieving Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Lay conceptions of giftedness among the Chinese people Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The ethics of gifted education Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Ethical sensitivity and giftedness Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Morality and giftedness Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Emotional intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Too long neglected Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Teaching the able child … or teaching the child to be able? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Global success and giftedness Download PDF
Chapter  23:  A reconsideration of the widely held conviction that gifted students prefer to work alone Download PDF
Chapter  24:  A computerised strength assessment and internet-based enrichment programme for developing giftedness and talents Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Acceleration: meeting the academic and social needs of students Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Recognising and fostering creative production Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Programming for talent development: expanding horizons for gifted education Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Special educational needs and dual exceptionality Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Visual thinking: a gifted boy with Asperger Syndrome Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Challenge and creativity: making the links Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Educating for enquiry: personalising learning through dialogic teaching Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Wisdom, intelligence, creativity, synthesised:a model of giftedness Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Fostering giftedness in urban and diverse communities: context-sensitive solutions Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The role of gifted education in promoting cultural diversity Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Developing pupils’ problem-solving and thinking skills Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Creating inclusive and inclusional understandings of gifts and talents through living educational theory research Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Beyond compare? Thoughts towards an inclusional, fluid and non-normative understanding of giftedness Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Self-theories and lessons for giftedness: a reflective conversation Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Turning points and future directions in gifted education and talent development Download PDF
References Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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