Confronting dogmatism in gifted education
- New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
- Physical description
- xxii, 221 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LC3993.9 .C665 2012
- Unknown LC3993.9 .C665 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Section 1. CLEARING AWAY CONCEPTUAL FOG IN THINKING ABOUT GIFTEDNESS AND TALENT Ch 1. Considering the Effects of Dogmatism on Giftedness and Talent Development Don Ambrose, Robert J. Sternberg, & Bharath Sriraman Ch 2. You Can't Teach an Old Dogmatist New Tricks: Dogmatism and Gifted Education James Borland Ch 3. Dogmatism and Definitions of Giftedness, and Talent LeoNora M. Cohen Ch 4. The Nature-Nurture Debate Regarding High Potential: Beyond Dichotomous Thinking David Yun Dai Ch 5. Overcorrecting: Spinning Out and Missing Many Jean Peterson Ch 6. Dogmatism, Policy, and Gifted Students James J. Gallagher Ch 7. Equity Issues and Multiculturalism in the Under-Representation of Black Students in Gifted Education: Dogmatism at its Worst Donna Y. Ford Section 2. SHORTSIGHTED, NARROWMINDED INDIVIDUALS AND DOGMATISM-SATURATED CONTEXTS: THE WARPING OF BRIGHT MINDS Ch 8. The Not-So-Invisible Hand of Economics and Its Impact on Conceptions and Manifestations of High Ability Don Ambrose Ch 9. Dogmatism and the Knowledge Industry: More Accurately Assessing the Work of Gifted Scholars Bharath Sriraman Ch 10. Motivated Dogmatism and the High Ability Student Jennifer Riedl Cross & Tracy L. Cross Ch 11. Facing Influences From Dogmatic Contexts with Consciousness Work Diane Montgomery Ch 12. Dogmatic Influences Suppressing Discovery and Development of Giftedness and Talent in the Arabian Gulf and Middle Eastern Region Taisir Subhi Yamin & Don Ambrose Section 3. COMBATTING NARROW-MINDED, SHORTSIGHTED CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND RESEARCH Ch 13. Curriculum and Dogmatism in Gifted Education Joyce VanTassel-Baska Ch 14. Paralysis from Analysis: Arguing for a Break from Traditional High School English Kathleen M. Pierce & Laurie R. Kash Ch 15. Loosening Dogmatism by Using Disciplined Inquiry Laurence J. Coleman, Margie Spino, & Charles Rop Section 4. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS: PATTERNS IN THE ANALYSES OF DOGMATISM AND GIFTEDNESS Ch 16. Dogmatism and Giftedness: Major Themes Robert J. Sternberg.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This title looks at the dogmatism that limits the perspectives of professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders in gifted education. In a field where concepts and definitions surrounding high ability have been contested for many years, there is increasing interest in clarifying these notions today. This book offers such clarity, searching outside of the predominant conceptual frameworks that dominate thinking about giftedness and talent, and examining ways in which this conceptual fog stunts and warps the development of gifted minds and limits the effectiveness of curriculum development and instruction. The book directly addresses the connection between dogmatism and high ability, exploring ways in which otherwise bright individuals can make unintelligent decisions. Each contributor in this edited collection connects educational theory with teaching practice, examining the impact of policies such as No Child Left Behind. The chapters also explore the ways in which economic, cultural, and academic contexts affect both the gifted mind and education of the highly able in America and the rest of the world, while making recommendations for positive changes that can be enacted within gifted education in the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Don Ambrose, Robert J. Sternberg, and Bharath Sriraman.