Bloom, Benjamin S., ed. Developing Talent in Young People. New York: Ballan-tine, 1985. A landmark study of the environmental influences which shape talent.
Colangelo, Nicholas, and Gary A. Davis, eds. Handbook of Gifted Education. 2d ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1997. A valuable collection of chapters for those with some background knowledge of gifted education.
Gallagher, James, and Shelagh Gallagher. Teaching the Gifted Child. 4th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1994. A general overview of strategies for teaching gifted learners.
MacKinnon, Donald W. In Search of Human Effectiveness. Buffalo, N.Y.: Creative Education Foundation, 1978. A technical but readable account of an intensive effort to assess adult creativity.
Marland, Sidney P. Education of the Gifted and Talented. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1972. Many current definitions of gifted-ness have their origin in this report, which is accessible in the Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) collection as document Nos. ED056243 (Volume 1, Report to the Congress of the United States) and ED056244 (Volume 2, Background Papers).
Shurkin, Joel N. Terman's Kids: The Groundbreaking Study of How the Gifted Grow Up. Boston: Little, Brown, 1992. A highly readable summary of Terman's findings, set in a modern perspective by a journalist.
Silverman, Linda K. Counseling the Gifted and Talented. Denver, Colo.: Love, 1993. Describes the personal and emotional characteristics of gifted children, their home lives, and the challenges of raising them. Recommended reading for parents as well as professionals.
Winner, Ellen. Gifted Children: Myths and Realities. New York: Basic Books, 1996. Responds to nine myths about gifted children with a balance of case studies and research evidence. Recommended especially for those interested in the nature and nurture of unusually gifted children.
John F. Wakefield
See also: Creativity and Intelligence; Intelligence; Intelligence Tests; Learning.
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