Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Miraca Gross, in Her Own Write: A Lifetime in Gifted Education.

Book Specifications:
Author(s): Miraca Gross
Publisher: UNSW Press
Date of Publication: 01/07/2010
Language: English
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0733429130
ISBN-13: 9780733429132
Subject: Education & Teaching
Place of Publication: Sydney
Country of Publication: Australia
Imprint: UNSW Press

About the author:

Professor Miraca U. M. Gross  is Emeritus Professor of Gifted Education in UNSW's School of Education as well as Director of GERRIC. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading authority on the education of gifted and talented students.

Miraca holds MEd and PhD degrees in gifted education. She began her career as a teacher and has 22 years' experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator in State education systems in Scotland and Australia. For 12 years, she was a specialist teacher of gifted and talented children in several different classroom settings, including the regular classroom, cluster grouped classes, pullout programs, and full-time classes.

In December 1995, Professor Miraca Gross received the University of New South Wales Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 1997 the Australian Federal Government honored her with the inaugural Australian Award for University Teaching in Education. In 2003 the Australian College of Educators honoured her with the Sir Harold Wyndham Medal for outstanding services to Australian education. In June 2008, she was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List with Membership in the Order of Australia. In 2011, she was honoured with the title of Emeritus Professor of Gifted Education by the University of New South Wales.

Her book  Exceptionally Gifted Children presents fifteen subjects selected from a longitudinal study of 40 Australian children with IQs in excess of 160, including Fields Medal recipient Terence Tao among others. There are currently 60 highly gifted children in her ongoing study. Gross advocates radical acceleration for exceptionally and profoundly gifted children.

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