Understanding Gifted Adolescents

Understanding Gifted Adolescents : Accepting the Exceptional

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Understanding Gifted Adolescents: Accepting the Exceptional addresses the basis of exclusive education for gifted adolescents from the theoretical perspective of social identity. Using the lens of social identity theory and adolescent development related to giftedness, this book builds the case for a curriculum for gifted adolescents. By providing a comprehensive foundation for exploring the concept of a more exclusive education scholastically, and debunking the "elitist" concept of gifted education, this book is a well-organized and clearly-structured exposition for the philosophy of gifted education, as well as a means of putting a curricular model into practice in American high schools. With pointed critiques of differentiated instruction in the general education classroom and the current trend of standardization and normalization in the current educational climate, a new philosophy for addressing gifted education is presented.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 160 x 235 x 21mm | 399g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739195565
  • 9780739195567

About Joanna Simpson

Joanna Simpson is associate professor and director of academic programs for the College of Education at Grand Canyon University. Megan Adams is assistant professor and director of the Center for Literacy and Learning at Kennesaw State University.show more

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Educators Simpson and Adams provide an accessible guide for parents and teachers on supporting and advocating for gifted students, with a special focus on those who are under recognized because of poverty, race, or ethnicity... The authors' intentions are excellent, and the text is enlivened with stories and imparts enthusiasm for the subject... Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. CHOICE This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the most up-to-date research regarding gifted adolescents and their social-emotional development. Simpson and Adams indulge the reader by providing gifted student scenarios with helpful tips to deal with gifted tendencies. -- Patty Messer, The Odyssey Preparatory Academyshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Social Identity Theory and Giftedness Chapter 2: Socioemotional Needs of Gifted Adolescents Chapter 3: Elitism and Social Equality Chapter 4: Gifted Curricular Programs Chapter 5: Differentiated Instruction Chapter 6: Standardizing Giftedness Chapter 7: Asset Based Approaches Chapter 8: Teaching the Giftedshow more