By Diane Montgomery

A pragmatic consultant to picking out talented underachievers and permitting them to fulfil their strength, elevating entire university criteria.

  • Extensive new content material contains the newest most sensible perform in addressing capable underachievement
  • Explains the origins of underachievement, either overt and covert, in particular in additional capable freshmen - presents a version that identifies a number of components that conspire to decrease achievement
  • The united kingdom Government's 2005 White Paper 'Higher criteria, larger colleges for All' set particular provision for presented and gifted (G&T) - there are comparable programmes in all constructed countries
  • The editor is a number one researcher in G&T schooling - participants comprise Belle Wallace, Barry Hymer and Ian Warwick, the major practitioners within the field

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Chess, S. G. H. , San Francisco, CA, pp. 220–7. , Hagen, E. and France, N. (1986) The Cognitive Abilities Tests (Revised Edition), NFER, Windsor. P. (1963) Education and the Creative Potential, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Vellutino, F. (1979) Dyslexia: Theory and Research, MIT, London. Vellutino, F. (1987) Dyslexia. Scientific American, 256 (3) 20–7. Wallace, B. (2000) Teaching the Very Able Child, David Fulton, London. , Cave, D. and Candler, S. (2004) Teaching Problem-solving and Thinking Skills: An Inclusive Approach, David Fulton, London.

If tests are used then the NFER group tests for non-verbal and verbal reasoning, or Young’s tests are common as well as the British Picture Vocabulary Scale (Dunn, Whetton and Pintilie, 1982). There is a range of similar tests available from the testing agencies. Individually administered tests used in primary schools are the English Picture Vocabulary Scale and Raven’s (2008) Coloured and Progressive Matrices. At this stage, the literacy and maths levels are generally the key to access to more advanced provision outside the classroom and differentiation is the strategy within the classroom.

2000) Able Underachievers, Whurr, London. Montgomery, D. (2002) Helping Teachers Develop Through Classroom Observation, David Fulton, London. Montgomery, D. (2007) Spelling, Handwriting and Dyslexia, Routledge, London. Montgomery, D. (2008) Cohort analysis of writing in Year 7 following 2, 4 and 7 years of the National Literacy Strategy. Support for Learning, 23 (1), 3–14. NARA (1989) The Neale Analysis of Reading Attainment, MacMillan, London. NC (1989) The National Curriculum, National Curriculum Council, York.

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