Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education

Prufrock Press, 2007 - 731 páginas
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This third edition of the widely popular Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education has been revised to include the most up-to-date information on talent development. Written by a nationally recognized author in the field of gifted education, this textbook explores the factors that encourage talent development from birth through adulthood, with specific chapters focusing on children from birth to age 2, elementary and middle school students, high school and college students, and adults. Talented Children and Adults includes information for identifying talented students, developing programs for these students, identifying creativity, and creating appropriate curricula. The book also addresses counseling and guidance for talented students, as well as underserved populations.
Each chapter begins with a vignette, and case studies from students and educators in the field are included at the end of each chapter. This book is a must-read for anyone who works with talented children and adults.

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Besides this book, currently in its third edition, Jane Piirto is the author of Understanding Those Who Create (two editions); Understanding Creativity; Luovuus; My Teeming Brain: Understanding Creative Writers; A Location in the Upper Peninsula (collected poems, stories, and essays); The Three-Week Trance Diet (novel); Postcards from the Upper Peninsula, and several poetry and prose chapbooks. An award-winning poet, novelist, and scholar, she is a Trustees' Professor at Ashland University in Ohio, where she is Director of Talent Development Education. She is a former member of the board of directors of the National Association for Gifted Children, and has been in the field of the education of the gifted and talented since 1977 as a program coordinator, principal of the Hunter College Elementary School in New York City, and teacher trainer. She is a national and international speaker and consultant. In August of 2007, Dr. Jane Piirto was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mensa Education and Research Foundation. The award, only the fifth given, recognizes outstanding professionals who have contributed a lifetime to scholarly pursuits in intelligence, giftedness, or creativity.

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