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Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness (Paperback)
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Why do gifted and talented girls so often fail to realize their potential as they reach adolescence and adulthood? This outstanding book summarizes research on gifted girls, presents biographies of eminent women and examines the current educational and family milieu. From this, Dr. Kerr gives practical advice to parents, teachers and policy-makers about ways to help gifted girls reach their potential. Bright women who read this book will see themselves and their issues and will find it very helpful. This is the third edition of Dr. Kerr's powerful book. Features: Helps parents, educators and counselors understand and guide gifted and talented girls. Presents a twenty-year follow-up research project on "Sputnik-era" gifted girls. Contains biographies of eminent women and the experiences that shaped them. Discusses internal and external barriers to women's achievement. Highlights particular issues for gifted minority girls and women. Describes successful academic programs. Over 80,000 copies of the current and prior editions have been sold.