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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 ...

Giftedness in a Context of 21st-Century Globalization
Giftedness in a context of 21st-century globalization
Don Ambrose
Introduction

Giftedness is a surprisingly complex, multidimensional construct. It has resisted precise definition throughout most of the history of the field of gifted education and just when we think we have it figured out additional complexity intrudes. One way to understand this complexity and uncertainty is to derive insights from diverse academic disciplines and professional fields. Some of these insights can help us understand why giftedness is an elusive construct while other insights can help us refine and clarify some of its dimensions.

This chapter is an attempt to accomplish some of that interdisciplinary exploration, clarification, and refinement. It begins with a discussion of the importance of ...

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