ERIC Number: EJ874021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 11
Giftedness across the Lifespan: An Interview with Rena Subotnik
Henshon, Suzanna E.
Gifted Child Today, v33 n1 p27-31 Win 2010
This article presents an interview with Rena Subotnik. Dr. Subotnik brings a unique and wonderful perspective to the field of gifted education: as a gifted student, classroom teacher, writer, professor, consultant, and internationally known researcher. She has inspired thousands of people through her teaching and writing, and through her guidance in designing and directing the Center for Gifted Education Policy at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Subotnik was professor of education at Hunter College and research/curriculum consultant to Hunter's laboratory schools for gifted children from 1986-2001. She has been awarded research and training grants from the National Science Foundation, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the McDonnell Foundation, the Javits Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Education, and the Spencer Foundation. She was hired in 2001 to design and develop the Center for Gifted Education Policy (CGEP). In 2002, she was appointed by the American Psychological Association to serve as Director of the Center for Psychology in Schools and Education and CGEP was integrated into this important component of the APA Education Directorate. Dr. Subotnik continues to provide creative leadership for CGEP at APA and in public forums in collaboration with Ashley Edmiston, who helps coordinate the day-to-day management of CGEP. In this interview, Dr. Subotnik describes her experiences that led her to the field of gifted education and shares her perspective on the field.
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Academically Gifted, Psychology, Grants, Interviews, Administrators, Personal Narratives, Biographical Inventories, Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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