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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 ...

Chapter 15: Friendships of Gifted Children and Youth: Updated Insights and Understanding

Friendships of Gifted Children and Youth: Updated Insights and Understanding
Friendships of gifted children and youth: updated insights and understanding
Bruce M. Shore Tanya Chichekian Petra D. T. Gyles Cheryl L. Walker
Introduction: History of the Topic

The topic of friendships has recurred across decades in the giftedness literature. Leta Hollingworth summarized her decades of observations with the general statement that, ‘The more intelligent a person is, regardless of age, the less often can he find a truly congenial companion’ (1942, p. 253). Hollingworth did not emphasize the number of friends, but highlighted finding at least one special other person. Vail (1979) echoed this idea: ‘It is ...

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