"Navan's insightful description and analysis of giftedness provides those of us who teach, mentor, and parent girls and young women with a road map to recognize and support their achievement and development. The stories, which describe girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds, are a pleasure to read."
—Renee Campoy, Interim Assistant Dean
College of Education, Murray State University
Discover research-based approaches that support the academic and personal development of gifted female students!
Research shows that gifted girls, in general, are underserved and their talents underidentified. This insightful resource helps educators discover and strengthen gifted female students' potential and promote their healthy intellectual, psychological, and emotional growth.
Each chapter examines a different aspect of female development, provides a reflective exercise for applying the material to professional practice, and presents helpful strategies for teachers, counselors, and parents. The book covers
- Psychological and emotional characteristics of giftedness
- Cognitive, behavioral, and environmental factors affecting gifted girls' development
- Issues of resilience, self-efficacy, self-agency, and personal ethics
- The importance of supportive teacher interventions and parent advocacy
This vital guide also includes appendices of mentoring programs, curriculum enhancers, Web resources, and research on the importance of fostering female gifted education, giving voice to gifted females and their unique developmental needs.