Education of the Gifted and Talented

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-04-08
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents



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


Name Index

Subject Index

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