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Gifted Children: Myths and Realities
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date May 15, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465017591
ISBN-10 0465017592
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
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Summary
Uses case studies to debunk nine myths of academic, musical, and artistic giftedness
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In this fascinating book, Ellen Winner uncovers and explores nine myths about giftedness, and shows us what gifted 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.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.


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Hardcover
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from Basic Books (May 16, 1996)
9780465017607 | details & prices | 449 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $28.00
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Paperback
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from Basic Books (May 15, 1997)
9780465017591 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Uses case studies to debunk nine myths of academic, musical, and artistic giftedness

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