Goodness Personified: The Emergence of Gifted Children

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Transaction Publishers, 1994 - 181 ページ
In Goodness Personified, Leslie Margolin challenges the most common assumptions underlying gifted education. His analysis of the gifted child movement shows how scholars formed the concept of giftedness in their writings, how they provided detailed documentation of the characteristics such children were thought to embody, and how they managed to spread that vision to a community of believers. In doing so, he demonstrates that social "assets" as well as social "problems" can be viewed as social constructions, the products of competing claims
 

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From Facial Beauty to Pubic Hair Assembling Gifted Children
1
From Overt to Covert Racism New Gifted Child Rhetorics
19
From Objects of Awe to Objects of Commiseration Gifted Children as Victims
35
From Gifted Children to Successful Adults The Promise Fulfilled
57
From Leadership to Critical Thinking Pegasus in the Classroom
77
From the Golden Chromosome to Gifted Behaviors Preserving Giftedness
93
From Giftedness to Nongiftedness Assembling Ordinary Children
105
How Discipline Makes Gifted Children
121
From Christianity to Democracy Giftedness as Virtue
135
Notes
143
References
155
Name Index
173
Subject Index
177
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