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Educating the Gifted


reviewed by Miriam Goldberg 1962

coverTitle: Educating the Gifted
Author(s): V. S. Ward
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The appearance in 1951 of The Gifted Child, a compilation of essays sponsored by the American Association for Gifted Children and edited by Paul Witty, marked the beginning of a decade which was to see some twenty volumes dealing with the education of gifted children and youth. Some of the volumes are generally descriptive, reporting practices and research findings. Others are more normative, suggesting desirable practices based on theoretical considerations derived from interpretations of research results. Virgil Ward's Educating the Gifted falls into the latter category with this extension: The educational precepts are phrased as propositions and are intended to form a logical, theoretical system based upon explicitly stated assumptions. This volume represents the first attempt at teasing the fuzzy-edged, loosely conceived, and variously defined area of the education of the gifted into the confines of a rigorous theoretical mold. As such, it is a noble try, indeed. Perhaps because the field... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 6, 1962, p. 488-488
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3153, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 1:36:07 PM

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