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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

The SAGE Handbook of Gifted and Talented Education engages the reader in myriad topics that are up to date and thought provoking. It is a “must-have” resource for researchers, educators, and others interested in gifted education and talent development.

Dr Julia Link Roberts
Western Kentucky University

Unquestionably, this text is the richest, most robust scholarly  investigation into the realm of gifted and talented in the last twenty years.  Belle Wallace, Dorothy Sisk and John Senior have brought together the finest scholars and researchers in the field to compile a massive and masterful text that is both insightful and illuminating. The chapters are captivating, riveting  and inspiring while at the same time written with passion and panache. This is an extraordinary work  that will serve as a guide and reference for scholars, researchers and theoreticians for the next several decades.

Professor Michael Shaughnessy
Eastern New Mexico University

Not, perhaps, since publication of the 1st edition of the critically acclaimed International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent (ed. F.J. Monks et al) in 1993, has there been a more scholarly exposition of issues that provide comprehensive coverage of the present stage of knowledge within the field.
70 renowned contributing authors offer an indispensable combination of well-argued conceptual review, details of numerous international programmes and strategies and thoughtful examination of the basis for future provision and trends. The Handbook will find a place on bookshelves and within libraries accessed by those who see the gifted and talented as one of our most precious societal resources and who are conscious of the pressing need to realise and utilize their potential.

Dr Mike Stopper
former Head of Services for Gifted and Talented Pupils, Lincolnshire County Council

This is a truly remarkable book which brings together several of the world’s leading scholars on gifted and talent education, in order to provide a bridge to the front lines of a flourishing field. This Handbook is a must-read; not only for all those who seek orientation on the topic, but also for researchers who want a thorough overview of the latest developments. Highly recommended!

Professor Albert Ziegler
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

The new SAGE Handbook of Gifted and Talented Education is a forward-looking summary that fills a gap in gifted education and reflects to contemporary challenges. Its major strength lies in the perspective of cultural and developmental psychology, so instead of expansive and all-in statements it applies a relativistic, dynamic and international approach that makes space for individual differences and diversity. Equity issues and culturally based definitions draw the readers’ attention to atypical gifted learners, with a special emphasis on social and emotional characteristics. In addition, the practical aspects of educational provisions are included with a special focus on 21st century needs and skills. Current topics, like context-based creativity, artificial intelligence and spiritual intelligence are also presented, while classical models of giftedness and creativity - like the theories of Csíkszentmihályi, Sternberg, Simonton or Renzulli – get a new light, which makes the book an essential reading for the next decade.

Dr Szilvia Fodor
University of Debrecen

The new Sage Handbook of Gifted and Talented Education provides the reader a considerable cross-section of thoughtful chapters on the education of students with gifts and talents. The handbook is chock full of many luminaries in the field of gifted education, as well as a group of great thinkers who often write in other fields. In addition, there are several chapters on the topic of creativity and gifted education. While it does focus on the educational aspects of gifted education, it offers insights and original ideas often lacking in these types of handbooks. For example, from Dorothy Sisk’s chapter on spiritual giftedness, to Don Ambrose’s chapter on giftedness in the context of 21st Century Globalization, the unique subject matter provides the reader with a wide cross-section of topics.  Another way this book will broaden the minds of its readers comes from the fact that authors from numerous countries are represented. In total, this handbook provides many up-to-date chapters on salient topics related to the education of students with gifts and talents. Seldom are books like this produced and I am confident that this book will make a splash among professionals interested in this special population.

Professor Tracy L. Cross
The College of William & Mary

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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