Miraca Una Murdoch Gross AM is an Australian author and scholar recognised as an authority on the academic, social and emotional needs of gifted children.
Born and trained in Scotland but spending a large part of her life in Australia, Gross is currently Professor of Gifted Education at the University of New South Wales School of Education and the director of Gifted Education, Research, Resource and Information Centre. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences.
Her 1993 book Exceptionally Gifted Children presents fifteen subjects selected from a longitudinal study of 40 Australian children with IQs in excess of 160, including Fields Medal recipient Terence Tao among others. The second edition was published in 2003. There are currently 60 highly gifted children in her ongoing study. Gross advocates radical acceleration for exceptionally and profoundly gifted children.
Gross has won five international research awards and held the position of President of the Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia for six years. From 1995–1999 she served on the seven-person Executive of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.
Gross was inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008.
- Gifted Children and Schooling (Radio National interview) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/mind/s527028.htm
- Who's a clever kid, then? (The Age article) http://about.theage.com.au/view_award.asp?intid=105
- International acclaim for gifted education guru http://www.unsw.edu.au/news/pad/articles/2005/sep/MiracaAward.html
- Finding True Peers http://www.dukegiftedletter.com/articles/vol4no1_feature.html
- Beautiful Minds https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/inform/yr2003/jun/gats.htm
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