Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students

ISBN-10: 1593635028
ISBN-13: 9781593635022
Edition: 2011
Authors: Thomas P. Hebert
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Book details

List price: $120.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 506
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. The author, a nationally recognized leader in gifted education, discusses theories that guide our examination of the lived experiences of gifted students; social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners; friendships and family relationships that support them; contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives; and identity development. Moreover, the author examines the complexity of these issues with gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, and twice-exceptional students. In addition, the book offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment for social and emotional development and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice. The author has more than a decade of classroom experience working with K-12 gifted students and almost 20 years in higher education training graduate students and educators. As a result, this book combines theory that drives our understanding of gifted students with the latest research and practical strategies to implement in addressing social and emotional development with K-12 students. The book is geared toward graduate students with research interests in this area and educators with questions regarding how to support gifted young people in their classrooms.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Theories of Psychological Development Guiding Our Understanding of Gifted Students
Social and Emotional Characteristics and Traits of Gifted Young People: Part I
Social and Emotional Characteristics and Traits of Gifted Young People: Part II
Contextual influences on the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Students
Identity Development in Gifted Students
Friends and Family: Significant Relationships That Influence Social and Emotional Development
Teachers and Counselors Supporting Gifted Underachieving Students
Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Students With Learning and Attention Difficulties
Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Culturally Diverse Students
Designing Gifted and Creative-Friendly Classroom Environments for Social and Emotional Development
Epilogue
References
Literature to Guide Gifted Students
Examining Biographies With Gifted Students
Picture Book Biographies
Selected Bibliography of Films for Guided Viewing With Gifted Students
About the Author
Name Index
Subject Index

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