The Resource Gifted children : myths and realities, Ellen Winner

Gifted children : myths and realities, Ellen Winner

Label
Gifted children : myths and realities
Title
Gifted children
Title remainder
myths and realities
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Winner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Gifted children - children years ahead of their peers - have long inspired fascination, envy, fear, and rejection. Misconceptions about children with special abilities abound. In this fascinating book, Ellen Winner uncovers and explores nine myths about giftedness, and shows us what these children are really like. Using vivid case studies, Winner paints a complex picture of the gifted child. Here we meet David, a three-year-old who learned to read in two weeks; KyLee, a five-year-old who mastered on his own all of the math concepts expected by the end of elementary school; and Nadia, an autistic and retarded "savant" who nevertheless could draw like a Renaissance master
  • Winner uses her research with these and several other extraordinary children, as well as the latest biological and psychological evidence, to debunk the many myths about academic, musical, and artistic giftedness. For instance, one myth is that children with high IQs have a general intellectual power that makes them equally gifted in all school subjects. In fact, these children often have sharply uneven profiles; they may even be gifted in one academic area and learning disabled in another. Another myth is that parents of gifted children drive their children too hard and make them burn out. In reality, most parents of gifted children are allies, not slave drivers, and few gifts can develop without a parent or surrogate parent pushing behind the scenes
  • Gifted Children also looks at the role played by schools in fostering exceptional abilities. Winner castigates schools for wasting resources on weak educational programs for the moderately gifted. Instead, she advocates elevating standards for all children and focusing our resources for gifted education on those with extreme abilities - children who are left untouched by the kinds of minimal programs we have today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winner, Ellen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ773.5
LC item number
.W55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gifted children
  • Gifted children
  • Hoogbegaafdheid
  • Kinderen
  • Begabung
  • Kind
  • Hochbegabung
Label
Gifted children : myths and realities, Ellen Winner
Link
https://archive.org/details/giftedchildrenmy00winn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Nine Myths About Giftedness -- 2. Globally Gifted: The Children Behind the Myth -- 3. Unevenly Gifted, Even Learning Disabled -- 4. Artistic and Musical Children -- 5. The IQ Myth -- 6. The Biology of Giftedness -- 7. Giftedness and the Family -- 8. So Different from Others: The Emotional Life of the Gifted Child -- 9. Schools: How They Fail, How They Could Help -- 10. What Happens to Gifted Children When They Grow Up? -- 11. Sorting Myth from Reality
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 449 pages
Isbn
9780465017607
Lccn
95049279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33664946
  • (OCoLC)ocm33664946
Label
Gifted children : myths and realities, Ellen Winner
Link
https://archive.org/details/giftedchildrenmy00winn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Nine Myths About Giftedness -- 2. Globally Gifted: The Children Behind the Myth -- 3. Unevenly Gifted, Even Learning Disabled -- 4. Artistic and Musical Children -- 5. The IQ Myth -- 6. The Biology of Giftedness -- 7. Giftedness and the Family -- 8. So Different from Others: The Emotional Life of the Gifted Child -- 9. Schools: How They Fail, How They Could Help -- 10. What Happens to Gifted Children When They Grow Up? -- 11. Sorting Myth from Reality
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 449 pages
Isbn
9780465017607
Lccn
95049279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33664946
  • (OCoLC)ocm33664946

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