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Off the Charts: Asynchrony and the Gifted Child (Old English) Paperback – 2013
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The editors have brought together 19 essays by renowned gifted education specialists (see below for the full list) to produce this important new publication for 2013.
Off the Charts is an exploration of the effects of asynchronous development on gifted children and adults. It contains sections on Asynchrony and the Individual, Asynchrony and the Family, Asynchrony and Learning and chapters describe the nature of asynchrony, methods of dealing with the challenges of asynchrony, and recommendations for adapting education in a variety of settings. A Bibliography on Asynchronous Development provides extensive further reading.
The contributors' contention is that Gifted Education should be from a child-centered perspective, rather than from a 'product perspective' in which the emphasis is on achievement, competition and outer recognition. The child-centered approach concentrates on self-development and personal growth and fosters interrelatedness and wholeness.
It is an important resource for parents, teachers, counselors, and others concerned with the optimal development of gifted to highly-gifted individuals.
The book is dedicated to Annemarie Roeper (1918-2012) who before she died contributed a chapter.
From the Gifted Homeschoolers' Forum: "Off the Charts by the “mythical” and illustrious Columbus Group is an excellent book for parents, teachers, counselors, and others concerned with the optimal development of gifted to profoundly gifted individuals... will quickly top the chart of must-reads for parents and professionals alike."
CONTRIBUTORS: Fiedler, Ellen D Gallagher, Shelagh A Gatto-Walden, Patricia Hutton, Barbara Mitchell Kane, Michele Kearney, Kathi Lovecky, Deirdre V Meckstroth, Elizabeth A Neville, Christine S Piechowski, Michael M Roeper, Annemarie Silverman, Linda Kreger Tolan, Stephanie S Wasserman, John D
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This book defines giftedness as asynchronous development and draws heavily on Kazimierz Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration and his concept of overexcitabilities/superstimulatabilites. It is an excellent follow-up for the book Living With Intensity.
1. Giftedness: Lessons from Leeuwenhoek
2. Hollingworth, Dabrowski, Gandhi, Columbus, and Some Others: The History of the Columbus Group
3. Asynchronous Development: Theoretical Bases and Current Applications
4. Building Bridges: Research on Gifted Childrens' Personalities from Three Perspectives
5. "A Bird Who Can Soar": Overexcitabilities in the Gifted
6. Young Gifted Children as Natural Philosophers
7. Asynchrony and Sensitivity
8. The Heart of the Matter: Complexities of the Highly Gifted Self
9. You Don't Outgrow It! Giftedness Across the Lifespan
10. Life in the Asynchronous Family
11. Parent Lore: Collected Stories of Asynchronous Development
12. The Asynchrony of Overexcitabilities: Advice for Parents and Teachers
13. Indecent Exposure: Does the Media Exploit Highly Gifted Children?
14. Identification of Gifted Learners: Traditional Assessment Methods
15. Identification of Gifted Learners: Alternative Assessment Methods
16. I'll Bet Your Teacher Training Didn't Prepare You for This... Responding to Asynchrony in the Classroom
17. Open the Gates! Let the Cheetahs Run! Acceleration as a Valuable Option
18. Homeschooling: A Summary as It Applies to Asynchronous Development
19. Into the Future