Gifted Underachiever

Roya Klingner (Editor)
The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children, Munich, Germany
Head & Founder of the Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children, Freising, Germany

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU026060



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When gifted children lose motivation to learn at school or show any suboptimal performance corresponding to their competences, we call them underachievers. In this book, experts in gifted education from different countries share the newest research about this important topic. From the definitions to the practical solutions, the diverse information and guides within this book will help the readers to understand the situation of gifted children in regular education systems. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Accountable Talent: Under and Overachievement as Investible Human Capital
Roland S Persson (Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden)

Chapter 2. Underachievement and Giftedness: Fission and/or Fusion?
Karen B. Rogers (Professor Emerita, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota US)

Chapter 3. Underachievement in Profoundly Gifted Students
Jessica Potts (Davidson Institute for Talent Development, Reno, US)

Chapter 4. Underachievement in Early Childhood Education
Christine Hunt Hjorth (Rockaway, New Jersey, US)

Chapter 5. The Heart of It: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Skill Gaps Contributing to Underachievement
Kate Bachtel (SoulSpark Learning, Boulder, Colorado,US and others)

Chapter 6. Gifted Underachievers Under-the-Radar
Gail Post (Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, US)

Chapter 7. Solution Oriented Coaching for Gifted Underachiever
Roya Klingner (The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children, Munich, Germany)

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