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15-11-2016 | Book Review

Joanna Simpson and Megan Glover Adams: Understanding Gifted Adolescents: Accepting the Exceptional

Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015, 173 pp, ISBN-13: 978-0739195567

Auteur: Megan Doyle

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 2/2017

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In Understanding Gifted adolescents: Accepting the Exceptional, Simpson and Adams examine gifted adolescents and the educational opportunities they are given to succeed. To understand the educational system and laws affecting gifted students in America, it must first be understood who gifted students are. Simpson and Adams attempt to define a concept of great dimension: giftedness. The concept in this instance shows individuals whose minds are exceeding their physical growth, and therefore forms an imbalanced development of socioemotional and cognitive skills. Simpson and Adams provide research and notions from other scholars examining gifted students about their identity formation as well as the process on how these individuals develop mentally due to the manner their social environments, especially their educational environments, influence them. They further reveal tactics that education systems can adopt to acclimate to gifted individuals’ needs and they also provide empirical evidence showing the positive effects from these methods of educating. Simpson and Adam’s review contains research about the relationship between gifted adolescents and the contributing positive and negative effects from the educational system. …
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Metagegevens
Titel
Joanna Simpson and Megan Glover Adams: Understanding Gifted Adolescents: Accepting the Exceptional
Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015, 173 pp, ISBN-13: 978-0739195567
Auteur
Megan Doyle
Publicatiedatum
15-11-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 2/2017
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-016-0604-1

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