Education of the Intellectually Gifted

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Contents
CHAPTER 1. THE RELEASE OF HUMAN POTENTIAL , 1

Individualization, the Theme; Definitions; Recurring Questions about Giftedness; Influences on Development of Talent; Objectives in Education of the Gifted

CHAPTER 2. CHARACTERISTICS OF GIFTED CHILDREN , 25

Family Background; Physical Characteristics; Sex Differences in Mental Ability; Emotional Stability; Social Development; Personality Traits; Academic Achievement; Play Interests; Occupational Adjustment

CHAPTER 3. INTELLIGENCE AND INTELLIGENCE TESTING , 50

Definitions of Intelligence; Tests; Objectives to Intelligence Testing; Significance of Intelligence Testing

CHAPTER 4. IDENTIFICATION OF EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY , 76

Using Intelligence Tests Intelligently; Teacher Observation; Past Achieve- ment; Child and Parent Judgments; Hidden Potential; Range and Degree of Abilities; Issues in Identifying Talent; Recognition of Special Abilities; Work Samples

CHAPTER 5. CREATIVITY AS AN ASPECT OF GIFTEDNESS , 101

Creativity and Intellectual Giftedness; Defining Creativeness; The Creative Product; Creativity as a Process; Creative Personality; Testing for Creativity; Creative Environment; School and Creative Growth; Guidelines for Schools

CHAPTER 6. PLANNING PROGRAMS FOR GIFTED STUDENTS, 135

Principles for Planning; Framework in Curriculum Development; Guidelines

CHAPTER 7. PATTERNS IN EDUCATION OF THE GIFTED , 151

Elementary School Programs; Junior High School Programs; Senior High School Programs; College Provisions; Community Resources

CHAPTER 8. THINKING , 184

Definition; Teaching of Thinking in Schools; New Experiments; "Prescriptions" for Teaching Thinking: Attitudes, Thought Processes

CHAPTER 9. LANGUAGE ARTS FOR THE GIFTED STUDENT, 207

Elementary School Programs: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Usage, Speech and Listening; Secondary School Programs: Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Speech; Foreign Languages

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • 1 - The Release of Human Potential 1
  • 2 - Characteristics of Gifted Children 25
  • 3 - Intelligence and Intelligence Testing 50
  • 4 - Identification of Exceptional Ability 76
  • 5 - Creativity as an Aspect of Giftedness 101
  • 6 - Planning Programs for Gifted Students 135
  • 7 - Patterns in Education of the Gifted 151
  • 8 - Thinking 184
  • 9 - Language Arts for the Gifted Student 207
  • 10 - Social Studies and Social Education 237
  • 11 - Science and Mathematics for the Gifted 254
  • 12 - The Fine Arts 284
  • 13 - Ability Grouping 299
  • 14 - Acceleration 328
  • 15 - Guidance 352
  • 16 - Motivation and Underachievement 381
  • 17 - Teachers for Gifted Children 412
  • 18 - Research: Endeavors and Opportunities 428
  • Bibliography 446
  • Index 466
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