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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 ...

Profoundly Gifted: Outliers among the Outliers
Profoundly gifted: outliers among the outliers
Stephanie S. Tolan
Introduction: Who are the Profoundly Gifted?

The answers to this apparently simple question are not so simple. Extreme giftedness has to do with deeper, faster, wider-ranging, and more intense and active mental processing that affects a child's experience of the world from birth onward. Because this experience is internal it is not necessarily observable from the outside. The behaviors that unusual internal processing can lead to do not necessarily fit standard expectations or the academic structures and demands of schools. While some profoundly gifted children stand out, others (like Einstein and Edison) fly under the radar.

Just now there are many who substitute the concept of individual ...

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