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Able, Gifted and Talented Underachievers, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-74097-2
370 pages
April 2009
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Description

A practical guide to identifying gifted underachievers and enabling them to fulfil their potential, raising whole school standards.
  • Extensive new content includes the latest best practice in addressing able underachievement
  • Explains the origins of underachievement, both overt and covert, especially in more able learners - provides a model that identifies a range of factors that conspire to lower achievement
  • The UK Government's 2005 White Paper 'Higher Standards, Better Schools for All' set specific provision for Gifted and Talented (G&T) - there are similar programmes in all developed countries
  • The editor is a leading researcher in G&T education - contributors include Belle Wallace, Barry Hymer and Ian Warwick, the foremost practitioners in the field
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Biographies xi

I THE NATURE AND IDENTIFICATION OF UNDERACHIEVEMENT AND THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RAISING ACHIEVEMENT

1 Why Do the Gifted and Talented Underachieve? How Can Masked and Hidden Talents Be Revealed? 3
Diane Montgomery

2 Literacy, Flexible Thinking and Underachievement 41
Joan Freeman

3 What Do We Mean by an ‘Enabling Curriculum’ That Raises Achievement for All Learners? An Examination of the TASC Problem-Solving Framework: Thinking Actively in a Social Context 59
Belle Wallace

4 How Can Inclusive and Inclusional Understandings of Gifts/Talents Be Developed Educationally? 85
Jack Whitehead and Marie Huxtable

5 Effective Teaching and Learning to Combat Underachievement 111
Diane Montgomery

6 Changing the Teaching for the Underachieving Able Child: The Ruyton School Experience 155
Lee Wills and John Munro

II IDENTIFYING AND MAKING PROVISION FOR DIFFERENT GROUPS OF UNDERACHIEVERS

7 Understanding and Overcoming Underachievement in Women and Girls – A Reprise 185
Carrie Winstanley

8 Understanding and Overcoming Underachievement in Boys 201
Barry Hymer

9 Improving the Quality of Identification, Provision and Support for Gifted and Talented Learners from
Under-Represented Communities through PartnershipWorking 219
Ian Warwick

10 Gifted and Talented Children with Special Educational Needs – Underachievement in Dual and Multiple Exceptionality 265
Diane Montgomery

11 Using Assistive Technologies to Address theWritten Expression Needs of the Twice-exceptional Student 303
William F. Morrison, Tara Jeffs and Mary G. Rizza

12 Case Studies of Three Schools TacklingUnderachievement 327
Diane Montgomery

Index 345

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Author Information

Professor Diane Montgomery, PhD, is emeritus professor in Education at Middlesex University, London. She is a qualified and experienced teacher and teacher educator. Her doctorate was in improving teaching and learning, and she is a chartered psychologist specializing in research on giftedness and learning difficulties. She authored and ran three distance education MA programmes for Middlesex where she was formerly Dean of Faculty of Education and Performing Arts and Head of the School of Education.

She writes MA Gifted Education, MA SEN, and MA SpLD (Dyslexia) programmes and runs the Learning Difficulties Research Project from her home in Essex. She has written more than 20 books and many articles on a range of education topics. She lectures nationally and internationally.

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