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Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students



ISBN 9781646320103
Published December 15, 2020 by Routledge
500 Pages

 
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Book Description

The second edition of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. This text:

  • Discusses theories that guide the examination of the lived experiences of gifted students.
  • Features new topics, such as cyberbullying and microaggressions.
  • Covers social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners.
  • Includes considerations for gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, twice-exceptional students, LGBTQ gifted students, and young people from low-income backgrounds.
  • Describes gifted students' friendships and family relationships that support them, contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives, and identity development.


The author provides a wealth of field-tested strategies for addressing social and emotional development. In addition, the book offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment to support the social and emotional well-being of gifted students and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Theories of Psychological Development Guiding Our Understanding of Gifted Students Chapter 2 Social and Emotional Characteristics and Traits of Gifted Young People: Part I Chapter 3 Social and Emotional Characteristics and Traits of Gifted Young People: Part II Chapter 4 Contextual Influences on the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Students Chapter 5 Identity Development in Gifted Students Chapter 6 Relationships That Influence Social and Emotional Development Chapter 7 Teachers and Counselors Supporting Gifted Underachieving Students Chapter 8 Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Twice-Exceptional Students Chapter 9 Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Culturally Diverse Students Chapter 10 Designing Classroom Environments for Social and Emotional Development Epilogue References Appendix A Literature to Guide Gifted Students Appendix B Examining Biographies With Gifted Students Appendix C Picture Book Biographies Appendix D Selected Bibliography of Films for Guided Viewing With Gifted Students About the Author Name Index Subject Index

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Biography

Thomas P. Hébert, Ph.D., is Professor of Gifted and Talented Education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. He has more than a decade of K-12 classroom experience working with gifted students and 25 years in higher education training graduate students and educators in gifted education. He has also conducted research for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT).