Title

Ageless and Timeless: Perspectives on Giftedness Across the Life Span

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2016

Abstract

Annemarie Roeper’s timeless perspectives were demonstrated throughout her long and productive life. Her prolific writings and speeches continue to influence our understanding of giftedness at all ages and stages of life, and the time I spent with her had a profound and meaningful effect on my work. Annemarie incorporated her inner view of giftedness into her definition, her collaboration with her husband George in developing the Roeper Philosophy and Roeper School, her global perspectives, and her qualitative assessment approach to understanding children and identifying those who are gifted. Direct involvement with Annemarie has been especially influential in my thinking about gifted adults, including educators and parents. The quality of agelessness that Annemarie demonstrated in the later years of her life also has been instrumental in helping me and others develop greater understanding of giftedness across the life span.

DOI

10.1080/02783193.2016.1220890

Publication Title

Roeper Review

Volume Number

38

Issue Number

4

First Page

246

Last Page

251

ISSN

02783193

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