Dr. Tracy L. Cross, Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education and Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education, has recently co-edited a book on The Roeper School with Dr. Don Ambrose (Rider University) and Dr. Bharath Sriraman (The University of Montana). The Roeper School: A Model for Holistic Development of High Ability offers a vibrant example of holistic, student-centered education that engenders dynamic, multidimensional student growth. The Roeper School, founded by Annemarie and George Roeper in 1941 and located in Michigan, enables gifted students in grades pre-K through 12 to develop strong intrinsic motivation as they discover their talents and aspirations.
The book includes chapters that describe the history and philosophy of the school, curriculum and programs offered, and the focus on leadership development that The Roeper School provides. The authors describe how following the Roeper philosophy allows students to generate a long-term sense of purposeful direction, a strong sense of intrapersonal awareness, impressive creative and critical thinking skills, and a finely tuned sense of ethical responsibility. The perspectives in the volume are diverse, coming from leading researchers and theorists in the field of gifted education as well as teachers, administrators, alumni, and current students from the school itself. The book is now available from Sense Publishers.
The Roeper School
A Model for Holistic Development of High Ability
2013 - 350 pages
Don Ambrose (Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA), Bharath Sriraman (The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA) and Tracy L. Cross (College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA) (Eds.)
ISBN Paperback: 9789462094178 ($ 54.00)