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ERIC Number: ED260529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Pages: 94
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Dark Side of Giftedness.
Lightcap, Susan J.
The paper examines the uniqueness of gifted children and the problems facing them and their families as a result of the giftedness. Annotations from the literature are preceded by selected quotations from gifted children designed to reflect the research and expert opinions which follow. The first section considers the complex nature of giftedness and discusses the lack of agreement concerning definitions and identification. Section two reviews the special attitudes, behaviors, and needs characteristic of gifted and talented children and the multitude of problems which can result if these are ignored or mishandled. The final section describes specific approaches and programs designed to help children with problems characteristic of giftedness, such as uneven development, alienation, and perfectionism. (CL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Exit Project, Indiana University.