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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 ...

Introduction
Introduction
Dorothy A. Sisk

Researchers are still struggling to generate appropriate definitions and theories of giftedness in students and adults. This section addresses this struggle in the first chapter by Robert J. Sternberg, ‘Is Gifted Education on the Right Path?', in which he proposes his model Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership (ACCEL) for identifying and developing giftedness. Sternberg stresses there is more to giftedness than intelligence. His model ACCEL can be used to develop transformational leadership to address real-world problems for a common good. Sternberg identifies skills needed for transformational leadership as analytical, creative, practical and wisdom-based ethical skills. In Chapter 2 Dorothy A. Sisk expands the definition of gifted to include spiritual intelligence. She shares the development of the ...

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