- Contains the first follow-up studies of more than 2000 gifted seventh- and eighth-graders who are participating in the Johns Hopkins Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY).
- Since its inception in 1971, this innovative program what bee widely praised and its methods adopted by school systems.
- This book assesses the effectiveness of the program's screening and educational techniques, explores the relationship between precocity and social adjustment, and reports on the success of SMPY-type programs in other areas.
- The emphasis of the program is on radical acceleration of gifted students through specially tailored classes or grade-skipping.
- Academic Precocity address the social and emotional impact as well as the intellectual impact of such acceleration.
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