Joanne F. Foster, Ed.D.

Joanne Foster


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Joanne Foster holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and Adaptive Instruction, and a doctoral degree in Human Development and Applied Psychology, both from the University of Toronto. She has worked in the field of gifted education for 30 years, focusing on ways to encourage and support high-ability learners.

She has been teaching Educational Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto and provides leadership in the areas of giftedness and high-level development.

She speaks to parent groups and educators about the complexities and implications of high-level development, facilitates community networking in gifted education, and has written numerous articles on gifted-related issues. Foster is co-author of the award-winning Being Smart about Gifted Children (2005), and the second edition, Being Smart about Gifted Education (2009).For the latest updates on Dr. Foster’s appearances and research visit her webpage or blog: She is also on Linkedin and her Facebook page is a go-to spot for parents, teachers, and others.

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