By Don Ambrose, Robert J. Sternberg

While modern talented and proficient youngsters emerge into maturity will they be capable to triumph over a few huge, immense 21st-century difficulties which are pushing us towards large-scale socioeconomic devastation? Will they have the capacity to capitalize on unparalleled possibilities that may bring about common prosperity and achievement? This ebook explores those questions whereas yielding insights from some of the world's prime students of giftedness and ability improvement. beforehand there was insufficient figuring out of 21st-century tendencies and matters that impression the proficient and proficient. The e-book offers a few readability through developing a big-picture, interdisciplinary evaluate of the socioeconomic, cultural, and technological pressures rising from 21st-century globalization and describing many ways within which these pressures concurrently suppress, distort, and invigorate the invention of aspirations and the advance of skills. through the quantity, well known students of talented schooling and skill improvement use their extraordinary wisdom bases to explain how we will be able to alter our ideas and activities with a purpose to supply ourselves the absolute best probabilities for fulfillment during this advanced international. "This remarkable quantity, edited by means of of the world's top thinkers on those themes, comprises the views of lots of our greatest thinkers on problems with expertise improvement and giftedness, they usually supply an array of provocative views on how we will greater tackle our culture's and our economy's large want for expertise within the twenty first century." - Jonathan Plucker, Julian C. Stanley Endowed Professor of expertise improvement, Johns Hopkins collage "Turbulence within the subtitle is apt. The textual content, Giftedness and ability within the twenty first Century, is full of strongly voiced views from overseas authors who specialize in tips to conceptualize schooling as an artistic and holistic company in the context of globalization." - Ann Robinson, prior President, nationwide organization for presented little ones

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If the philosophy, curriculum, and instruction of the education system does not match 21st-century demands it will push millions of students into the Hobbes trap where they ultimately will be crushed by the macroproblems on the underside of the globalization wave. If instead the education system matches 21st-century demands it could provide millions of students with the discontinuous, quantum leap to the crest of the globalization wave where they will be able to capitalize on the unprecedented macro-opportunities.

This domination has led to a pervasive form of slow violence – a form of long-term attrition destroying the life support systems of billions throughout the world (see Nixon, 2013). The exacerbation of already serious economic inequality within and between nations (Piketty, 2014; Stiglitz, 2012, 2015; Wilkinson & Picket, 2009) is an enormous, spinoff macroproblem deriving from these distortions of capitalism, which ironically emerged as a system for freeing the masses from exploitation under the thumb of European aristocracies in centuries past and was not intended to serve unfettered greed, individualistic vainglory, and the feathering of privileged nests (see Fleischacker, 2004; Muller, 1995; Sen, 2010).

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