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Definitions and Conceptions of Giftedness

Definitions and Conceptions of Giftedness

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March 2004 | 208 pages | Corwin
The discussions in this volume explore the multiple faces of giftedness and talent, the validity of available assessments, and how educators can develop giftedness and talent.
About the Editors
Sally M. Reis
Series Introduction
Robert J. Sternberg
Introduction to Definitions and Conceptions of Giftedness
A. Harry Passow
1. The Nature of Giftedness and Talent
Robert J. Sternberg, Li-fang Zhang
2. What Do We Mean by Giftedness? A Pentagonal Implicit Theory
Nancy Ewald Jackson
3. Moving Into the Mainstream? Reflections on the Study of Giftedness
Bruce M. Shore, Arlene C. Dover
4. Metacognition, Intelligence and Giftedness
Mark A. Runco
5. Divergent Thinking, Creativity and Giftedness
Robert J. Sternberg
6. Wisdom as a Form of Giftedness
Francoys Gagné
7. Giftedness and Talent: Reexamining a Reexamination of the Definitions
George T. Betts, Maureen Neihart
8. Profiles of the Gifted and Talented
Herbert J. Walberg, Shiow-Ling Tsai, Thomas Weinstein, Cynthia L. Gabriel, Sue Pinzur Rasher, Teresa Rosecrans, Evangelina Rovai, Judith Ide, Miguel Trujillo, and Peter Vukosavich
9. Childhood Traits and Environmental Conditions of Highly Eminent Adults
Michael M. Piechowski, Nicholas Colangelo
10. Developmental Potential of the Gifted
David Henry Feldman
11. Child Prodigies: A Distinctive Form of Giftedness
Frances Degen Horowitz
12. A Developmental View of Giftedness
Jonathan A. Plucker, Carolyn M. Callahan, and Ellen M. Tomchin
13. Wherefore Art Thou, Multiple Intelligences? Alternative Assessments for Identifying Talent in Ethnically Diverse and Low Income Students

Robert Jeffrey Sternberg

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He formerly was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale. His BA is from Yale summa cum laude and his PhD is from Stanford. He also holds 13 honorary doctorates. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Sternberg has been cited over 150,000 times and is among the most frequently cited authors in psychology textbooks. He is the winner of the APS Williams James Award and the APS James McKeen Cattell Award and of the... More About Author

Sally M. Reis

Sally M. Reis is a professor and the department head of the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Connecticut where she also serves as principal investigator of the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented. She was a teacher for 15 years, 11 of which were spent working with gifted students on the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. She has authored more than 130 articles, 9 books, 40 book chapters, and numerous monographs and technical reports.  Her research interests are related to special populations of gifted and tal-ented students, including: students with learning disabilities, gifted... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412904278
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