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Underachievement in Gifted Education
Perspectives, Practices, and Possibilities

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ISBN 9781032432830
August 1, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides an opportunity for researchers, professionals, and practitioners working directly with gifted individuals to engage with and examine the concept of underachievement of highly capable and talented individuals from different perspectives.

Chapters written by experts in gifted education from diverse backgrounds explore underachievement in principle, illuminate underachievement as a response to written and unwritten policy and practice, showcase ranges of intellectual capability outside of traditional academic subjects, shift deficit views of not meeting rigid expectations to honoring interests and cultural values of the individual, and provide suggested and proven practices and services as solutions to bridge the gaps in achievement and performance for gifted and talented students.

Expertly blending theory with practice, Underachievement in Gifted Education is a must read for all practitioners, educators of gifted individuals, and researchers seeking more opportunities to help students align how they choose to exhibit their talent and efforts with external and internal expectations, personal interests, and cultural values to reach their maximum potential.

Table of Contents

About the Editors

About the Contributors


Colin Seale


Kristina Henry Collins, Javetta Jones Roberson, and Fernanda Hellen Ribeiro Piske

Section 1: Perspective

1. Underachieving Gifted Children and Adolescents: What Teachers, Parents, and Researchers Must Know

Denise L. Winsor and Christian E. Mueller

2. Underachievement of Gifted Learners in School

Keri M. Guilbault and Kimberly M. McCormick

3. Underachievement in the Online Environment: Using Research-based Interventions for Underachieving Gifted Students

Kenneth J. Wright and Sally M. Reis

4. The Phenomenon of Unsuccessful Gifted in Gifted Psychology Research

Ljiljana Krneta

Section 2: Practice

5. The Challenge and Promise of Creative Underachievers

Jennifer L. Groman

6. The Impactful Reality Of Underachievement Of Gifted Students: Scars For Their Entire Lives

Fernanda Hellen Ribeiro Piske and Kristina Henry Collins

7. Addressing Underachievement Connected to Home-School Cultural Discontinuity: Extending Practices of Parent Engagement that Fosters STEM Talent Development Among Gifted Black Students

Kristina Henry Collins and Cheryl Fields-Smith

8. Reversing Gifted Underachievement in Kazakhstan: Teachers’ Perception, Experiences, and Practices

Zauresh Manabayeva and Daniel Hernández-Torrano

9. Understanding and Utilizing Learner Profiles to Combat Apathy and Incurious Behaviors in The Classroom

Vanessa Velasquez and Kristina Henry Collins

Section 3: Possibilities

10. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Equitable Leadership Practices to Help Alleviate Gifted Underachievement

Javetta Jones Roberson

11. Program Evaluation as a Capacity Building Tool in Gifted Education: A Call to Action to Maximize University-School Partnerships

Araceli Martinez Ortiz, Andrea Dennison, and Kristina Henry Collins

12. Identifying and Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted Underachievers

Rachel U. Mun, Grizelle Larriviel, Robin Johnson, and Andrea Stewart

13. Translating Athletic Talent for Gifted Identification and Academic Talent Development: Expanding Frasier's New Window for Looking at Gifted Children

Tony D. D. Collins II and Kristina Henry Collins

14. Transitioning from Highly Talent Student to Highly Capable Adult: The Intersection of Life-wide Learning

Joslyn Johnson

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Kristina Henry Collins, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Talent Development at Texas State University and the Immediate Past President for Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG, Inc.). She is an award-winning researcher and nationally recognized expert in identity and talent development of underrepresented and underserved students in gifted, STEM, and advanced academics.

Javetta Jones Roberson, Ed.D serves as the District Coordinator of Secondary Advanced Academics & Gifted and Talented in McKinney ISD in McKinney, Texas. She is an adjunct professor for the University of North Texas in the Teacher Education and administration department.

Fernanda Hellen Ribeiro Piske, Ed.D is a globally respected expert in Giftedness, Inclusive and Special Education with a Doctorate in Education from the Federal University of Parana State, Brazil. She is founder and President of Institute C&S - Creativity & Giftedness for gifted students and 2e students, in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.