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ERIC Number: EJ1051851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3532
Theories of Giftedness: Reflections on James Gallagher's Work
VanTassel-Baska, Joyce
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v38 n1 p18-23 Mar 2015
Dr. James Gallagher published widely on most topics in gifted education, and was often invited to provide commentary on basic theories of giftedness for audiences of psychologists and educators. His own background as a psychologist and special educator as well as a gifted educator positioned him well to hold the theoretical views he did on the nature of giftedness and how it might be nurtured. Dr. Gallagher, trained as a clinician, articulated superbly for more than half a century the evolving theories of giftedness that framed our understanding of gifted children and their needs in his writings and his talks. His intellectual clarity on these issues was without peer and will be sorely missed in a field so in need.
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Language: English
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