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Exceptionally Gifted Children


reviewed by Nina Buchanan — 2005

coverTitle: Exceptionally Gifted Children
Author(s): Miraca U. M. Gross
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415314917, Pages: 307, Year: 2004
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Have you ever wondered what happens to the Albert Einsteins, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts, or Mark Twains in today’s educational system? Exceptionally Gifted Children provides insight into the development and education of today’s highly intelligent children from an Australian perspective. From a longitudinal study of 60 of Australia’s most intelligent children who wereidentified by teachers, psychologists, and parents and found to have IQ scores of 160 or higher, Miraca Gross selected 15 profoundly gifted subjects. She details their paths, in some cases, for as long as twenty years. If you are a parent who suspects that your child is gifted, this book is a must read. If you are a teacher or administrator, this book will help you dispel myths about highly gifted children and provide you with research-based information to share with parents, other teachers, and administrators. If you are a college professor, this book is an excellent resource to use in courses on gifted education or to provide background material about highly gifted students in developmental... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 2, 2005, p. 261-265
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11370, Date Accessed: 6/23/2017 11:38:00 PM

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