Thus the material used in this bibliography aim at three important things: the cognitive characteristics of gifted children according to the Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent, the ways in which gifted children look at the world around them, the social and emotional issues faced by gifted children, and the various useful ways to identify and handle gifted children in the classroom. Thus, the work will enable teachers to be effective in identifying and dealing with gifted children.
This paper makes a conclusion that the important area that has to be explored is the increased suicidal tendency seen in gifted students. There is an attempt in the work to understand the trend using theoretical and cultural explanations. Another interesting area is the analysis of giftedness in various spheres of life ranging from music, literature, sport, and cinema. However, the most useful part for educators in the book comes thereafter in the form of articles on new developments in gifted education. The part details the ways to promote creativity in curriculum, meeting the social and academic needs of gifted children, and even the use of multimedia to handle gifted children effectively. The important interpersonal catalysts are physical characteristics like health, motivation and volition, self-management, and personality traits like temperament, self-esteem, and adaptability. Important environmental factors are the culture in which one is born, family, persons, provisions available, and important events. Thus, the work makes the understanding of Gagne’s work a lot easier. ...Show more