The Development of Giftedness and Talent Across the Life Span

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In this volume, renowned developmental psychologists and experts in gifted education come together to explore giftedness from early childhood through the elder years. Focusing on the practical implications of emerging theoretical perspectives and empirical findings, contributors examine prediction and measurement,
diversity issues, and psychosocial factors as they relate to developing talent in different domains. 2009.
Learning Objectives
  1. Explore and understand a developmental framework for thinking about giftedness and talent development across the life span.
  2. Expand awareness of the domain specificity of giftedness and talent.
  3. Describe psychosocial variables and extracognitive factors that impact the achievement levels of gifted and talented individuals.
  4. Identify factors for the underrepresentation of minority children and adolescents in programs for the gifted and talented.
  5. Attend to policy and practice issues, especially assessment and selection procedures, which provide entry points to gifted programs.
  6. Formulate research questions that build on the current knowledge of giftedness and talent.
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