ERIC Number: ED428472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Promoting Positive Social Development.
Silverman, Linda Kreger
This very brief paper considers the importance of positive social development for gifted children. It stresses the need for these children to interact with true peers, that is others with whom they can interact at an equal level around issues of common interest. Development of leadership skills and self-esteem is seen to be fostered by relationships with true peers, such as students find in special programs for gifted students. Some books are suggested to help the social development of gifted students. (DB)
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership, Self Esteem, Social Development
Gifted Development Center, 1452 Marion St., Denver, CO 80218; Tel: 303-837-8378; Fax: 303-831-7465; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.gifteddevelopment.com
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gifted Development Center, Denver, CO.
Note: Excerpted from the author's chapter "Social Development, Leadership and Gender," published as pages 291-327 of the book "Counseling the Gifted and Talented" (1993, Denver, Love Publishing).