Finding John Galt

People, Politics, and Practice in Gifted Education

Edited by:
Elizabeth Romey, Columbus State University

A volume in the series: Studies in the History of Education. Editor(s): Karen L. Riley, Auburn University at Montgomery.

Published 2013

This volume covers significant highlights in the history of gifted education, addressing significant contributors to the field, important political and policy concerns, and programs and practices of note. The book’s scope is holistic, using Ayn Rand’s concept of “men [and women] of the mind” to frame giftedness as a quality of individuals that extends beyond the academic or “schoolhouse” setting and into a range of aspects of the lived human experience of gifted individuals.

Foreword. SECTION I: PEOPLE. Leta Stetter Hollingworth: As Curricularist Mrs. Pilgrim in the Classroom, Kimberly M. Berman and Robert A. Schultz. The Life and Contributions of E. Paul Torrance, Bonnie Cramond. Six Hundred Years of Experience: The Perceptions, Insights, and Reflections of Gifted Women in Gifted Education, Nancy Heilbronner and Sally M. Reis. The Talent-ed Dr. Taylor, Barbara Romey. A Biographical Portrait of Joseph S. Renzulli: Scholar, Gifted Educator and Visionary Leader, Thomas P. Hébert. SECTION II: POLITICS. The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Giftedness in the Sputnik Era, Elizabeth Romey. The Role of Testing in the Education of Gifted and Talented Children in the United States, Susan Jackson. Finding Galt Among the Minority Gifted: Philosophical Agreements Needed, Alexinia Young Baldwin. Schoolwide Enrichment and Educational Reform, Joseph S. Renzulli and Sally M. Reis. SECTION III: PRACTICE. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A Practical Approach for Developing the Gifts and Talents of All Students, Sally M. Reis and Joseph S. Renzulli. Future Problem Solving Program International: Designing and Promoting Positive Futures Using Creative Problem Solving—Competition and Curriculum, Jennine Jackson and Marianne Solomon. Psychobiology of Giftedness: Moving Beyond the Nature–Nurture Controversy, Rhoda Myra Garces-Bacsal and Francis Rodriguez Bambico. How Tony Stark Can Save the World: Overexcitability and Positive Disintegration in Popular Culture, Elizabeth Romey. About the Contributors.