Books Worth Reading
One must begin with a complex philosophy,
because life is so complex, and the philosophy must fit it. Perhaps it
will simplify after a while, when I understand things better.
Wilmar H. Shiras
This page lists some books which cover important topics in Gifted Education.
- Definitions and Conceptions of Giftedness
Robert J. Sternberg (editor)
Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, 2004
A scientific guide
to different conceptions of giftedness with articles contributed by A.
Harry Passow, Mark A. Runco, Francoys Gagné, Nicholas Colangelo,
David Henry Feldman and others.
- Conceptions of Giftedness - Second Edition
Robert J. Sternberg & Janet E. Davidson
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2005
A scientific guide to different
conceptions of giftedness with articles contributed by James H.
Borland, Julian C. Stanley, John F. Feldhusen, Francoys Gagné,
Kurt A. Heller, Franz J. Mönks, Jonathan A. Plucker, Sally M.
Reis, Joseph S. Renzulli, Mark A. Runco, Dean Keith Simonton, Ellen
Winner, and others.
- Emotional Intelligence - Why it can matter more than IQ
Bantam Books, New York 1996
Goleman explains why emotions are sometimes more important than intellect.
When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers - How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs
Jim Delisle & Judy Galbraith
Free Spirit Publishing, Minneapolis 2002
book written for practioners covers an array of topics from the
emotional dimensions of giftedness to the problem of underachievers to
the creation of the gifted-friendly classroom.
- Gifted and Talented from A-Z
Jacquie Buttries & Ann Callander
David Fulton Publishers, London 2005
The book explains the most
commonly used terminology of gifted education, contains a who's who,
and lists important organisations in the field of gifted education. A
must for everybody who is interested in gifted education.
- Children of the Atom
Wilmar H. Shiras
Gnome Press, 1953 (reprinted by Red Jacket Press, 2004)
This science fiction novel tells
the story of a few highly gifted children, how they are discovered by a
psychologist and what they learn from each other in a school especially
founded for them. An entertaining introduction to the needs and demands
of gifted students.
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Giger, April 2006 (Update: 26-04-2006)