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Able, Gifted and Talented Underachievers, 2nd Edition

Able, Gifted and Talented Underachievers, 2nd Edition

Diane Montgomery (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-74097-2

Apr 2009

370 pages

In Stock

$112.95

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

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
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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
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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