School Life and the Social Development of the Gifted

  • Barry H. Schneider


Not long after the advent of free compulsory public education in North America, Yoder (1894) bemoaned the fact that there is no institution that can more rapidly and effectively stifle precocious intellect and creativity than the public school. Similar laments can be overheard to this day at gatherings of the parents of gifted children. Few issues can arouse more passion than the question of what type of education is best for the young gifted in our midst.


Social Development Special Program School Life Dissertation Abstract Gifted Student 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry H. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Child Study Centre, School of PsychologyUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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