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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 ...

The Emotional Development of the Gifted and Talented
The emotional development of the gifted and talented
Joan Freeman
Introduction

Evidence for specific emotional problems in children as being entirely due to gifts or talents is too often scientifically fragile. Although emotions may be strongly experienced and carefully described, they cannot provide a reliable source of generaliseable objective data without a setting of detailed social contexts and matched comparisons. What's more, unconscious expectations are very powerful and can actually overwhelm evidence, as seen in the widespread denial of the theory of evolution. For sure, there are many gifted and talented children who feel themselves to be distressed and at odds with the world or burdened by great pressure to perform, but so too ...

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