Key Benefit: This top-selling comprehensive book, written by leaders in the field, presents the best practices in gifted education. Key Topics:A comprehensive, thorough review of the entire field of gifted education with updated research on acceleration, curriculum models, underachievement, culturally and economically disadvantaged students, gender issues, and dual exceptionalities. Practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom, case studies that help teachers identify student needs, summaries of research on effective programs, emphasis on pedagogy and on social-emotional needs, heightened awareness of less visible sub-groups within gifted populations, and an amusing, witty writing style add to the appeal of this best-selling book. Market:Written for pre-service teachers and other educational professionals preparing to instruct and work with gifted and talented students.
Dr. Gary A. Davis
Dr. Sylvia B. Rimm’s nine years as a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today Show and on national public radio make her a familiar child psychologist to parents and educators. She is a psychologist, directs Family Achievement Clinic, and has authored many books on gifted children. Her specialty area is preventing and reversing underachievement. Her book, See Jane Win®, was a New York Times Bestseller and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Rimm has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children.
Dr. Del Siegle is an associate professor of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut where he was honored as a teaching fellow. Prior to earning his PhD, Del worked as a gifted and talented coordinator in Montana. He is past president of the National Association of Gifted Children and serves on the board of directors of The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG). He is co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics and authors a technology column for Gifted Child Today.
Chapter 1 Gifted Education: Matching Instruction with Needs
Chapter 2 Characteristics of Gifted Students
Chapter 3 Identifying Gifted and Talented Students
Chapter 4 Program Planning
Chapter 5 Acceleration
Chapter 6 Grouping Differentiation, and Enrichment
Chapter 7 Curriculum Models
Chapter 8 Creativity I: The Creative Person, Creative Process, and Creative Dramatics
Chapter 9 Creativity II: Teaching for Creative Growth
Chapter 10 Teaching Thinking Skills
Chapter 11 Leadership, Affective Learning, and Character Education
Chapter 12 Underachievement: Identification and Reversal
Chapter 13 Cultural Diversity and Children from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds: The Invisible Gifted
Chapter 14 The Cultural Underachievement of Females
Chapter 15 Gifted Children with Disabilities
Chapter 16 Parenting the Gifted Child
Chapter 17 Understanding and Counseling Gifted Students
Chapter 18 Program Evaluation