Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds

By Jan Davidson, Bob Davidson
With all the talk of failing schools these days, we often forget that schools can fail their brightest students too. Gifted children forced into a "one size fits all" approach to schooling find themselves bored or frustrated, which can lead to underachievement, behavioral problems, or depression. Without sufficient challenges and resources, say Jan and Bob Davidson, America's brightest young minds languish, never reaching their full potential. Society can't afford that loss.
In "Genius Denied, " the Davidsons -- founders of a nonprofit institute that provides assistance to gifted children -- offer hope and practical advice to parents and students alike. Through their own experiences and those of the families they've worked with, the Davidsons show parents how to find an appropriate education for their children, when to go outside the school system, and how to create a support network with school authorities and other parents. "Genius Denied" shows that with commitment and creativity, gifted students can get the education they deserve, one that nurtures their talents and minds.

Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D. Director, the Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, The University of Iowa "Genius Denied" is a highly readable and important book about some of the most important issues in the field of gifted education today. Jan and Bob Davidson make the compelling case that schools are not meeting the educational needs of our brightest students, and offer clear recommendations on what we can do about it. This book will have an impact and I absolutely recommend it.



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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publish date 03/21/2005
Pages 242
ISBN-13 9780743254618
ISBN-10 0743254619
Language English