Founding Fathers and Mothers of Giftedness


Perhaps you are interested in the theories and history of gifted education. Below are the trailblazers of the field, and their particular focus.

  • Lewis M. Terman – The beginning of giftedness
  • Leta S. Hollingsworth – High ability
  • Ruth Strang – Parents of gifted children
  • Virgil S. Ward – Philosophy of giftedness
  • Donald C. Smith – Personal and social adjustments
  • E. Paul Torrance – Creative thinking
  • Joanne Rand Whitmore – Underachievers

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