The Davidsons, creators of educational software and founders of a nonprofit foundation that helps educate gifted children, offer an absorbing look at how our nation is neglecting children of exceptional intelligence. Egalitarian notions, sparse education funds, and a cultural trend toward anti-intellectualism have combined to put gifted children in a position where schools typically don't meet their needs. The authors concede the difficulty of defining genius and offer guidelines used by various school districts and authorities that have the effect of lowering the bar and offering "enrichment" programs of limited duration that don't begin to address the needs of really gifted children. But the core of this book is the stories of exceptionally bright or talented children forced to endure the routines of regular schools that, while teaching to the lowest common denominator, stifle their enormous potential. The final chapter offers advice to parents on how they can help their children and advocate on their behalf. Vanessa BushCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D. Director, the Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, The University of Iowa Genius Denied
is a highly readable and important book about some of the most important issues in the field of gifted education today. Jan and Bob Davidson make the compelling case that schools are not meeting the educational needs of our brightest students, and offer clear recommendations on what we can do about it. This book will have an impact and I absolutely recommend it.
Dr. James R. Delisle Professor, Kent State University, and author of Gifted Kids Survival Book
and Guiding the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Youth
Every teacher and administrator in America can benefit from reading about how lives of intellectual promise have been squandered by our public schools...and what must be done to transform genius denied into genius fulfilled.
Dr. Julian Stanley Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Founding Director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, Johns Hopkins University Genius Denied
is a fascinating, well-written, carefully thought-through call for better attention to the educational needs of bright boys and girls.
Dr. Miraca Gross Professor of Gifted Education, Director of the Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Center, University of New South Wales, and author of Exceptionally Gifted Children
A thought-provoking book which demonstrates vividly how the concept of "equity" has been misinterpreted in America's schools to deny an appropriate education to hundreds of thousands of children. A must-read for teachers and parents alike.
Jane M. Healy, Ph.D. Educational Psychologist, author of Endangered Minds
and Your Child's Growing Mind
This book is not only a valuable and reassuring guide for parents of highly gifted children but also a clarion call for national attention to education's biggest "dirty little secret."
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