Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students

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  • Copyright: 2010-11-01
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc
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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.

Author Biography

Thomas P. Hbert, Ph.D., is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he teaches graduate courses in gifted and creative education and qualitative research methods. His research interests include social and emotional development of gifted children, underachievement, culturally diverse gifted students, and problems faced by gifted young men.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Theories of Psychological Development Guiding Our Understanding of Gifted Studentsp. 9
Social and Emotional Characteristics and Traits of Gifted Young People: Part Ip. 51
Social and Emotional Characteristics and Traits of Gifted Young People: Part IIp. 89
Contextual influences on the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Studentsp. 117
Identity Development in Gifted Studentsp. 145
Friends and Family: Significant Relationships That Influence Social and Emotional Developmentp. 181
Teachers and Counselors Supporting Gifted Underachieving Studentsp. 225
Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Students With Learning and Attention Difficultiesp. 271
Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Culturally Diverse Studentsp. 305
Designing Gifted and Creative-Friendly Classroom Environments for Social and Emotional Developmentp. 341
Epiloguep. 369
Referencesp. 371
Literature to Guide Gifted Studentsp. 411
Examining Biographies With Gifted Studentsp. 441
Picture Book Biographiesp. 449
Selected Bibliography of Films for Guided Viewing With Gifted Studentsp. 455
About the Authorp. 475
Name Indexp. 477
Subject Indexp. 483
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