GIFTED LIVES WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GIFTED CHILDREN GROW UP

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Gifted Lives

Author : Joan Freeman
ISBN : 9781136929496
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book reveals the dramatic stories of twenty outstandingly gifted people as they grew from early promise to maturity in Britain. Recorded over the last thirty-five years by award-winning psychologist, Joan Freeman, these fascinating accounts reveal the frustrations and triumphs of her participants, and investigates why some fell by the wayside whilst others reached fame and fortune. These exceptional people possess a range of intellectual, social and emotional gifts in fields such as mathematics, the arts, music and spirituality. Through their particular abilities, they were often confronted with extra emotional challenges, such as over-anxious and pushy parents, teacher put-downs, social trip-wires, boredom and bullying in school and conflicting life choices. Their stories illustrate how seemingly innocuous events could have devastating life-long consequences, and confront the reader with intriguing questions such as: Does having a brilliant mind help when you are ethnically different or suffering serious depression? How does a world-class pianist cope when repetitive strain injury strikes, or a young financier when he hits his first million? What is the emotional impact of grade-skipping? Joan Freeman’s insights into the twists and turns of these lives are fascinating and deeply moving. She shows us that while fate has a part to play, so does a personal outlook which can see and grab a fleeting chance, overcome great odds, and put in the necessary hard work to lift childhood prodigy to greatness. Readers will identify with many of the intriguing aspects of these people’s lives, and perhaps learn something about themselves too.
Category: Family & Relationships

Gifted Children Grown Up

Author : Joan Freeman
ISBN : 9781136632525
Genre : Education
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More than a quarter of a century ago, Joan Freeman began this study of 210 children, comparing the recognized gifted, the unrecognized gifted and their classmates. This book: describes what happened to them and their families as they grew up and coped with their different circumstances. It also looks at the problems they faced, often described in their own words and contains personal details from in-depth interviews in homes and schools all over Britain, which are at times startling and sometimes depressing. It lays to rest many myths about the development of gifted children. The book offers insights into the special situations of the gifted and points out much needed changes in their care and education. It is not only important for their own fulfillment and happiness, but for the future of society.
Category: Education

Gifted Education In Asia

Author : David Yun Dai
ISBN : 9781681232119
Genre : Education
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The book “Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects” is the first of its kind in terms of providing a critical assessment of the state of gifted education in nine representative countries or regions in Asia (Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mainland China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey), five commentaries that put gifted education in a global context, and a conclusion chapter that provides a long?term projection of future developments in gifted education in an information age and knowledge economy in the 21st century, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for Asian countries. As Asia has become an economic powerhouse globally, and its education has also gained global attention (e.g., its stellar performance in international comparisons such as PISA), gifted education gearing toward the cultivation of the most precious human capital gains added importance. Authors of the 15?Chapter volume come from Asia, Europe, and North America, and they represent top experts in the field of education. The book is an authoritative source of knowledge for anyone interested in gifted education, talent development, and creativity in this region. Policy makers, business and school leaders, teachers, educational researchers, and parents will find this book informative and thought?provoking.
Category: Education

The Gifted Kids Survival Guide

Author : M. A. Galbraith
ISBN : 9781442997332
Genre : Study Aids
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What does ''gifted'' mean? Why am I gifted? How can I make school more challenging? What can I do to make more friends? If you're GT (Gifted & Talented) and have similar questions, you are now holding your new best friend. The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide For Ages 10 & Under Revised &; Updated 3rd Edition This book was written especially for you - to help you in your day-to-day life as a GT in school, at home, and with friends. It's based on surveys of more than 1,000 gifted kids who had a lot to say about growing up and dealing as a GT. Their advice and insights will help you know: You're not alone. You're not ''weird.'' Being smart, creative, and talented is a big plus, not a minus. Look inside to find: Facts about your GT brain and how it works. A GT survey and quizzes that help you know yourself better. Advice on friendships, talking with teachers & parents, and dealing with problems like bullying, stress, and loneliness. Ways to boost brainpower in and out of school. Over 100 quotes from gifted kids. Lists of brainy books, blogs, Web sites, video games, and contests. And much more The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide is the essential guide to growing up gifted. Judy Galbraith has a master's degree in guidance and counseling of the gifted. She has worked with and taught gifted youth, their parents, and their teachers for over thirty years. In 1983, Judy started Free Spirit Publishing, which specializes in self-help books for kids and teens.
Category: Study Aids

Enhancing Learning Through Play

Author : Christine Macintyre
ISBN : 9781136707353
Genre : Education
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Written to support early years professionals who are fascinated by the complexities and implications of early development, this fully updated second edition explains why children need to play and offers practical guidance on how best to support children’s development and learning through play. Based on a wealth of research in the field, this accessible and engaging book explores why children behave as they do at different ages and stages in their development and shows how play can complement and enhance their social, emotional, perceptual, motor and intellectual development. The author shows how detailed observations of children at play can lead to providing the most appropriate learning opportunities for children with different aptitudes and abilities. Topics discussed include: the learning potential within different play activities; how emotional intelligence and children’s self-esteem contribute to overall development; supporting children that find it difficult to play; gender bias; the nature versus nurture debate; using observations to ensure appropriate play experiences; ideas and strategies for carrying out small-scale research. With suggestions for practitioner activities, and for action research questions that can be used for continuing professional development, this text is ideal for practitioners and students wanting to fully understand how play can enhance children’s overall development.
Category: Education

Entrepreneurs

Author : Bill Bolton
ISBN : 9781136217906
Genre : Business & Economics
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If you have an interest in things entrepreneurial and wonder if you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, then this book is written for you. Authors Bill Bolton and John Thompson offer a unique focus, seeing everything through the eyes of the entrepreneur. This refreshed third edition is split into two fascinating parts. Part I builds an understanding of the entrepreneur as a person based on the key factors of talent and temperament - a unique framework for understanding and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities. The process of starting and growing a business and the infrastructure and environment in which the entrepreneur has to operate, are described in detail. Part II tells the stories of famous entrepreneurs including classic figures such as Henry Ford, through to social entrepreneurs and even anti-social entrepreneurs such as Al Capone! This insightful, empirically based, original take on the entrepreneur, and thereby entrepreneurship, provides students with a new and challenging way into the subject.
Category: Business & Economics

The Survival Guide For Gifted Kids Revised Updated 3rd Edition

Author : Judy Galbraith, M.A.
ISBN : 9781575426327
Genre : Education
File Size : 33.43 MB
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Based on 1,000 new surveys of gifted kids, this book is packed with fresh illustrations, quizzes, tips, and quotes, plus information on gifted brain development, technology, and self-esteem. Readers learn how to cope with high expectations, perfectionism, labels, bullying, friendships, and more. When many school gifted programs are scaling back, it’s more important than ever for kids to have this essential guide to growing up gifted.
Category: Education

Values And Foundations In Gifted Education

Author : Kirsi Tirri
ISBN : 303911302X
Genre : Education
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The educational system in each country reflects the values and talents that are considered important in that particular culture. Most of the cultures build their educational system on a concept of an intelligence, which is defined in Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences as the ability to solve problems, or to create products, that are valued within one or more cultural settings. Researchers and educators are challenged to identify the values and foundations underlying their practice. This book brings together recent work by leading international researchers in the fields of education, philosophy and psychology. It consists of thirteen chosen articles from the 10th Conference of the European Council for High Ability. The book is divided into four parts. While the first part deals with the values, virtues and gifts, the second part contains empirical studies on giftedness in the life-span. The third part is about science and high ability students. The fourth part discusses holistic education for high ability students.
Category: Education

Career Planning For Gifted Students

Author : Michele Henderson
ISBN : 9788190773461
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Most of the parents and teachers often assume that career planning for gifted and talented children will take care of itself. But evidence is mounting to show that the path from education to career is not always smooth for them, and it may be further complicated by sociol-emotional problems that gifted children often face. Thus, there is an urgent need for parents to properly plan career options for their children in advance. But how? This book offers some easy tips.
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