On November 22nd, 2005, a workshop with Linda Kreger Silverman was held at Driebergen, titled: ‘I’m Not Gifted, I’m Just Busy, Gifted Adults: Unrecognized Giftedness in Women’. Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and director of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development and of the Gifted Development Center in Denver, USA. Her focus is on an alternative definition of giftedness, based on asynchronous development, instead of based on achievement.
The workshop caused us to compile a Reader, bringing together various contributions of people in the Netherlands, who are engaged in the field of Giftedness and Work, and have written articles on the subject.
The editors of this Reader have brought the various contributions together, without changing any content and have put them in a certain order, as follows:
Given the information we have gathered from Linda Silverman, as well as from our own research, the Netherlands seems to find itself in a unique position with regard to the special attention to this subject of ‘gifted adults and work’. There is even a dedicated internet link page titled ‘www.hoogbegaafd-en-werk.nl’ which attracts national and international interest.
The full colour illustrations in this Reader have been made by two people with passion: the photographs and the cover design have been made by Mieke Barendse, the paintings are by Pieter van Broekhoven.
Reader 'Hoogbegaafd-en-Werk 2006' edited by Annelien van Kempen, published by Free Musketeers, Zoetermeer, on May 16th 2006.
The book can be ordered directly through the publisher, Free Musketeers in Zoetermeer.