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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 ...

Exchanging Giftedness for a Better Gift
Exchanging Giftedness for a Better Gift
Janet E. Davidson
Introduction: Exchanging Giftedness for a Better Gift

Recently I attended a White Elephant party hosted by a developmental psychologist. When ‘extravagant burdens’ were exchanged as gifts, I received a crocheted toilet paper cover that had a Barbie doll stuck in the middle. Writing this chapter prompted me to ask my colleagues whether giftedness is like my white elephant or a gift that is highly appreciated by its recipients and society. This perked up the party because opinions were mixed and sometimes heated. Some guests took the stance that giftedness gives children valuable characteristics, such as being able to learn deeply and think creatively, which benefits them ...

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