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The SAGE Handbook of Gifted & Talented Education provides a comprehensive and international overview of key challenges and issues in the field of gifted education, making this an invaluable volume for individuals in the fields of education, public and private school administration, psychology and beyond. Containing contributions by a range of expert authors from around the world, chapters include discussions of the wide range of human abilities and talents which impinge upon academic success, with explorations of various political, social and economic factors which influence how giftedness and gifted education is defined and understood in different regions around the globe. PART 1. CONCEPTS OF GIFTEDNESS AND IDENTIFICATION: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS. PART 2: EDUCATIONAL PROVISION: PROGRAMS AND STRATEGIES. PART 3: GLOBAL RESPONSES TO EMERGING G&T ...

Hidden Treasures: Twice Exceptional Students
Hidden treasures: twice exceptional students
Linda Kreger Silverman
Introduction

It seems paradoxical to think that a child can be gifted and learning disabled at the same time. Some educators and policy makers find the possible co-existence of these exceptionalities so inconceivable that they only permit children to receive services for one or the other, not both. The problem stems from how we define giftedness. When we think gifted students are only those who achieve high marks throughout school, twice exceptional children slip under our radar. They tend to be late bloomers, not distinguishing themselves in the early grades. Later on, they do well in some courses and poorly in others. Mistaken for ‘underachievers', they are exhorted ...

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