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The Resource Off the charts : the hidden lives and lessons of American child prodigies, Ann Hulbert

Off the charts : the hidden lives and lessons of American child prodigies, Ann Hulbert

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Off the charts : the hidden lives and lessons of American child prodigies
Title
Off the charts
Title remainder
the hidden lives and lessons of American child prodigies
Statement of responsibility
Ann Hulbert
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents an exploration of child genius through the stories of fifteen exceptionally gifted young people, from cybernetics founder Norbert Wiener and chess master Bobby Fischer to movie icon Shirley Temple and African-American musician Philippa Schuyler
  • "From the author of the widely praised Raising America, an eye-opening exploration of child genius and the parental and societal aspirations that accompany it. Off the Charts casts Americas current obsession with early high achievement in a new light, uncovering its history and offering insights into our ever less playful, increasingly purposeful ethos of childhood. Ann Hulbert examines in depth the lives of sixteen children whose extraordinary accomplishments over the course of a century raised hopes about untapped human potential and questions about how best to nurture it. She probes the changing role of parents and teachers, as well as of psychologists and a curious press. Above all, she delves into the feelings of the prodigies themselves, whose talents inspire ambitions and fears particularly relevant to their historical moment. The moving stories focus in on children who range from the well known--including Norbert Wiener, the future father of cybernetics; the movie superstar Shirley Temple; and the chess champion Bobby Fischer--to the overlooked, among them the African American pianist and composer Philippa Schuyler and two girl authors of the 1920s. Math prodigies, young computer pioneers, and autistic 'prodigious savants' stand out as both models and mold-breakers in an increasingly meritocratic country. Off the Charts also offers an inside look at Lewis Terman's study of high-IQ children, the SAT-based talent search begun decades later at Johns Hopkins, and Amy Chua's Tiger Mother manifesto. In this revelatory book, it is the prodigies who deliver the most valuable messages for an era when parents worry about pushing too hard or too little and experts warn about wasting the brilliant young talents the nation needs."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hulbert, Ann
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ773.5
LC item number
.H85 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gifted children
  • EDUCATION
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Gifted children
  • United States
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Off the charts : the hidden lives and lessons of American child prodigies, Ann Hulbert
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Nature vs. nurture. The wonder boys of Harvard ; "A very free child" -- Part II: Daughters and dreams. "A renaissance of creative genius in girlhood" ; Performance pressures -- Part III: Rebels with causes. Bobby Fischer's battles ; The programmers -- Part IV: Miracles and strivers. The mystery of savant syndrome ; Tiger parents, super children
Control code
982465284
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781101947296
Lccn
2017003438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982465284
Label
Off the charts : the hidden lives and lessons of American child prodigies, Ann Hulbert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Nature vs. nurture. The wonder boys of Harvard ; "A very free child" -- Part II: Daughters and dreams. "A renaissance of creative genius in girlhood" ; Performance pressures -- Part III: Rebels with causes. Bobby Fischer's battles ; The programmers -- Part IV: Miracles and strivers. The mystery of savant syndrome ; Tiger parents, super children
Control code
982465284
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781101947296
Lccn
2017003438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982465284

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