Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent

1st Edition

eISBN-13: 9781506332796

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Library Journal Best Reference 2009

Educators have begun to recognize that identifying and accommodating students who are slower to learn may leave behind those who learn rapidly and think creatively. The nature of intelligence, the sources of innovation, and the ways to nurture special abilities are now topics of great interest to scholars in a wide variety of disciplines and to the general public. Policymakers, ranging from school board members to leaders of nations, must also make practical decisions about how communities and societies will treat their brightest, most promising students.

With more than 400 entries, these two volumes review research findings on giftedness, talent, and creativity and their effect on education, training, science and the arts, government policy, and everyday life. The Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent provides a balanced, objective assessment of the various perspectives on the nature of intelligence, innovation, and optimal states. This state-of-the-art resource covers all major facets of the field, including achievement motivation, artistic ability, creative personality, emotional intelligence, gender differences, genius, intelligence testing, learning styles, minority underrepresentation, multiple intelligences, musical ability, prodigies, scientists, self actualization, thinking skills, and more.

Key Themes

Assessment and IdentificationCreativity StudiesCultural IssuesEducationEminent PeopleExceptionalitiesIntelligenceNeuroscience and GeneticsPopulationsPrograms and InterventionsPsychological IssuesTalent DomainsTheories and Models

Key Features

Provides a balanced and critical discussion of the controversies that have animated research and theory makingClarifies which grouping and instructional strategies promote the best outcomes in achievement and social/emotional development of gifted childrenHelps educators make informed decisions about the identification strategies and the curriculum models that best meet their students' needsContains thousands of pertinent facts from the fields of education, psychology, sociology, and the artsEvaluates policies that have hindered gifted children and makes a persuasive case for appropriately challenging and differentiated educationExamines how giftedness, creativity, and talent were defined in the past and how current meanings have emerged.

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ISBNs 9781412949712, 9781412949712, 9781506332796, 150633279X
Language English
Number of Pages 1112
Edition 1st