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The SAGE Handbook of Gifted and Talented Education

The SAGE Handbook of Gifted and Talented Education

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November 2018 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.




Chris Yapp
Belle Wallace, Dorothy A. Sisk, and John Senior
General Introduction to the Handbook
SECTION 1: Concepts of Giftedness and Identification: Social and Emotional Needs
Dorothy A. Sisk
Introduction to Section 1
Robert J. Sternberg
Chapter 1: Is Gifted Education on the Right Path?
Dorothy A. Sisk
Chapter 2: Spiritual Intelligence: Developing Higher Consciousness
Janet E. Davidson
Chapter 3: Exchanging Giftedness for a Better Gift
Krishna Maitra and Yukti Sharma
Chapter 4: Tapping the Untapped - Untold Stories: Revisiting the Concept of Giftedness through the Mirror of Multi-Cultural India
Donna Y. Ford, Ramon B. Goings, Jemimah L. Young, and Brian L. Wright
Chapter 5: Honoring Differences: Improving the Representation of Culturally Different Gifted Students based on Equity
Dean Keith Simonton
Chapter 6: Creativity and Genius
Kelsey Procter Finley and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Chapter 7: Why Bother Being Different? The Role of Intrinsic Motivation in Creativity
Taisir Subhi Yamin
Chapter 8: New Dynamic Approach to Measure Creativity: Implications for Indentification and Education
Stephanie Tolan
Chapter 9: Profoundly Gifted: Outliers among the Outliers
Jane Piirto
Chapter 10: Eminence in Talented Women by Domain: Issues, Similarities, and Differences Utilizing the Piirto Pyramid as a Theoretical Framework
Kelly M. Lee and F. Richard Olenchak
Chapter 11: Accepting Exceptionality: Giftedness and ADHD
Linda Kreger Silverman
Chapter 12: Hidden Treasures: Twice Exceptional Students
Robert W. Seney
Chapter 13: Serving and Honoring Gender Diversity in Education
Joan Freeman
Chapter 14: The Emotional Development of the Gifted and Talented
Bruce M. Shore, Tanya Chichekian, Petra D.T. Gyles, and Cheryl L. Walker
Chapter 15: Friendships of Gifted Children and Youth: Updated Insights and Understanding
Lai-kwan Chan
Chapter 16: Parental Influence on Perfectionism among Chinese Gifted Children in Hong Kong
SECTION 2: Educational Provision: Programs and Strategies
Belle Wallace
Introduction to Section 2
Margaret Sutherland and Niamh Stack
Chapter 17: Building Knowledge Bridges: Synthesising early years and gifted education research and practice to provide an optimal start for young gifted children
Joseph S. Renzulli and Sally M. Reis
Chapter 18: Engineering the Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A Case Study of the Process of Change in Education
Belle Wallace and Harvey B. Adams
Chapter 19: TASC: Thinking Actively in a Social Context: a universal Framework for Developing Thinking Skills and Problem-solving Across the Curriculum
C. June Maker and Randy Pease
Chapter 20: Real Engagement in Active Problem Solving: An International Collaboration
Gillian Eriksson
Chapter 21: Designing Dynamic Learning Spaces for Gifted Learners: Authentic, Augmented and Actualized Places and Placements
Ian Warwick
Chapter 22: How to Create and Sustain a Culture of Excellence that benefits Highly Able Students to enter Top Research Universities
Karen B. Rogers
Chapter 23: Meta-analysis of 26 Forms of Academic Acceleration: Options for Elementary (Primary) and Secondary Learners with Gifts or Talents
Janna Wardman and John Hattie
Chapter 24: What works better than the rest? The impact of various curricula provisions for gifted learners
Sandra N. Kaplan
Chapter 25: Continuum of Differentiation
Rachel Zorman, Menachem Nadler, Pnina Zeltser, and Zipi Bashan
Chapter 26: The National Mentoring program in Israel: A model for developing leadership among highly gifted students
Aranzazu M. Blackburn and Susen R. Smith
Chapter 27: Capacities, Challenges, and Curriculum for Australian learners with exceptional potential for English-language learning
Jacobus G. Maree
Chapter 28: Career-life counselling for the gifted in sub-Saharan Africa
Jack Whitehead and Marie Huxtable
Chapter 29: Recognizing, Developing and Offering Talents as Educational Gifts through Living Theory Research
Section 3: Global Responses to Emerging G&T Provision: Defining the Future
John Senior
Introduction to Section 3
Hilary Lowe
Chapter 30: The Education of Highly Able Children in England: Challenges and Achievements
Finarya Legoh
Chapter 31: Creativity Competition for Gifted Students' Communication and Self-Esteem Development
Eunice M.L. Soriano de Alencar, Denise de Souza Fleith, and Liliane Bernades Carneiro
Chapter 32: Gifted Education in Brazil: Historical Background, Current Practices and Research Trends
Jiannong Shi and Pin Li
Chapter 33: New Century Gifted Education in Mainland China
David Yun Dai
Chapter 34: Gifted Education in Asia: Vision and Capacity
Ching-Chih Kuo
Chapter 35: Developments and Issues of Gifted Education in Taiwan
Ugur Sak, Bahadir Ayas, Bilge Bal-Sezerel, N. Nazli Özdemir, Ercan Öpengin & Sule Demirel
Chapter 36: Development of Gifted Education in Turkey
Andrzej E. Sekowski, Barbara Cichy-Jasiocha, Martyna Pludowska
Chapter 37: Gifted Education in Europe
Don Ambrose
Chapter 38: Giftedness in a Context of 21st-Century Globalization
Eva Gyarmathy
Chapter 39: The creative being and being creative: human machine neural networks
Ken McCluskey
Chapter 40: Gifted Education: The Future Awaits
Belle Wallace, Dorothy A. Sisk, and John Senior

Belle Wallace

Dorothy A. Sisk

Dorothy Sisk holds an endowed chair in education of gifted students at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Throughout her career, she has been intensely involved with the education of gifted and talented children. Sisk is an international consultant focusing on leadership, communication, and creativity development. She was a professor at the University of South Florida, coordinating programs for training teachers of the gifted, and former director of the US Office of Gifted and Talented in Washington, DC. She currently directs the C.W. Conn and Doroth Ann Conn Gifted Child Center at Lamar University and teaches courses in gifted education... More About Author

John Senior

John Senior is a freelance education consultant and writer. For over three decades John has worked with and for gifted and talented children. He is active in the UK and internationally and has held most posts in education including recently that of school principal in the UAE (Arabic curriculum). His work as an academic leader, adviser, consultant is concerned with exploring creativity, and he has written extensively to provide enrichment activities that stimulate independent thinking. John’s research interests focus on practical approaches to raising and managing individual motivation and the legacy implications of rapid change in... More About Author

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