Giftedness and Talent

Australasian Perspectives

Editors: Ballam, Nadine, Moltzen, Roger (Eds.)

  • Presents recent research on giftedness, talent development and gifted education Enriches readers’ understanding of giftedness, talent development and gifted education in New Zealand and AustraliaOffers valuable insights for all practitioners, researchers and educators interested in the field of giftedness and talent – in the region and internationally

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About this book

This book brings together recent postgraduate research in the broad area of giftedness, talent development and gifted education conducted across New Zealand and Australia. It addresses the significant demand for research in the field undertaken outside the United States and offers valuable practical insights. 

Divided into 14 chapters, the book explores giftedness and talent in a diverse range of socioeconomic cohorts and contexts, including examinations of gender, race and ethnicity. Though primarily intended for practitioners, it will also benefit undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and educators in New Zealand, Australia and beyond.


About the authors

Roger Moltzen is an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Prior to becoming an academic, he was a school teacher and principal. His previous roles at the University of Waikato include foundation chair of the Department of Human Development and Counselling, and Faculty Dean. He is the immediate past Chair of the New Zealand Council of Deans of Education. Roger has held visiting professorships at universities in the United States, England and Israel. His research and publications are in the areas of inclusive education, talent development, and tertiary teaching and learning. In 2005 he received the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Supreme Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. Roger continues to teach and supervise at the University of Waikato as well as holding a number of national and international advisory and consultancy positions.

Nadine Ballam is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her PhD research explored the lived experiences of gifted young people from low socio-economic backgrounds, an area of gifted education that she is passionate about continuing to explore. She also has an interest in risk and resilience, current issues in gifted education, and giftedness across the lifespan. Nadine is on the board of giftEDnz: The Professional Association for Gifted Education in New Zealand. She is also an Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education (AJGE). Nadine teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in the area of gifted and talented education, and supervises postgraduate research. She publishes and presents regularly on aspects of giftedness and talent at national and international conferences.


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to Giftedness and Talent: Australasian Perspectives

    Ballam, Nadine (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Risk and Resilience in Gifted Young People from Low Socio-Economic Backgrounds

    Ballam, Nadine

    Pages 7-31

  • Young Talented Readers: The Interaction and Engagement of Metacognition During Critical Literacy Discourse

    Bannister-Tyrrell, Michelle

    Pages 33-54

  • Gifted Young Adolescents: The Synergy of Self

    Dillon, Lisette

    Pages 55-73

  • Group Support for Parents of Gifted Children in the Western Region of Melbourne, Australia

    Free, Sally-Ann

    Pages 75-95

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6701-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6700-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Giftedness and Talent
Book Subtitle
Australasian Perspectives
Editors
  • Nadine Ballam
  • Roger Moltzen
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6701-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6701-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6700-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 351
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
Topics