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Gifted Children: Myths and Realities


reviewed by Heidi L. Doellinger 1998

coverTitle: Gifted Children: Myths and Realities
Author(s): Ellen Winner
Publisher: Harper Collins, New York
ISBN: 0465017592, Pages: 464, Year: 1997
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The scientific study of giftedness stretches back to Terman’s (1925) pioneering work in the 1920s and beyond. Nonetheless, misconceptions about gifted children persist in both psychology and education. In Gifted Children: Myths and Realities, Ellen Winner undertakes the task of correcting these misconceptions. She believes that giftedness is an important concept but, as will become apparent, defines the phenomenon in a somewhat idiosyncratic way. Gifted Children identifies and attempts to dispel nine assumptions about gifted children prevalent today: (1) giftedness is global in nature, so gifted children are gifted in all academic areas; (2) excellence in the arts is talent not giftedness; (3) all gifted children have exceptionally high IQs; (4) giftedness is strictly a result of biology; (5) giftedness is strictly a result of a child’s environment; (6) giftedness is a creation of overbearing parents; (7) gifted children are all psychologically healthy; (8) all children are gifted; and (9) gifted... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 100 Number 2, 1998, p. 461-465
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10319, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 5:36:52 AM

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